“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, Past President, American Society of Newspaper Editors
“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, disease-ravaged parts of the world, and devoted much of his life (and considerable powers of persuasion) - —Oliver Sacks M.D.
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.”
“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 - —Lord David Owen, Former Foreign Minister, United Kingdom
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.”