Reviews and Awards
"It would be difficult for a biographer to weave together the many strands in the remarkable life of Kevin Cahill...He has practiced as a physician in the most impoverished, strife-torn, diseaseravaged parts of the world, and devoted much of his life (and considerable powers of persuasion) to humanitarian causes all over the globe. These essays, by turn elegiac, lyrical, funny, tender, nostalgic, and vehemently impassioned, come together in an ongoing tapestry, a portrait of a dedicated physician who has dared to make a difference."-Oliver Sacks, M.D.
"Dr. Cahill makes a powerful argument that humanitarian action and preventive diplomacy are far better prescriptions for peace than military intervention. He writes not as an academic or think tank pundit but as a physician who has been tending patients on the front lines of misery for over half a century. To Bear Witness is an important contribution to the search for a less violent 21st century."-Michael J. O'Neill, Former President, American Society of Newspaper Editors
"Humanitarian affairs as a subject of intellectual study, and in the creation of practical policies, has emerged over the last two decades as one of the key issues in international politics. In this evolution Kevin Cahill has made, and continues to make, a very important contribution. A notable humanitarian, he draws from his personal devotion to patients, his worldwide knowledge of medicine, his skills as a health administrator, and his scholarship, writings and love of literature."-Lord David Owen, Former Foreign Minister, United Kingdom