Candlelight Vigil Captured

Speeches, music commemorate global health pioneer Paul Farmer

Unlit candles and paper holders line a stone wall at the edge of a snowy HMS Quadrangle, with Gordon Hall visible in background
Candles await mourners on March 4. Image: Steve Lipofsky

On March 4, hundreds of mourners gathered on the Harvard Medical School Quadrangle to remember and celebrate pioneering global health physician and medical anthropologist Paul Farmer, who died unexpectedly in February.

Listen below to the speakers' remarks and music performances from that evening, and read more about the vigil here.

Read a full transcript of the event [PDF].