'Philosopher Hippie' Larry Brilliant on Eradicating Smallpox

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Dr. Larry Brilliant at the Spotlight Health Aspen Ideas Festival 2015

Larry Brilliant, doctor, philanthropist, Chair of the Skoll Global Threats Fund, co-founder of Seva and The Well, and former director of Google.org, discusses his memoir, Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History. Brilliant traces his life’s unlikely trajectory, from his early days as a young doctor who followed the hippie trail from London over the Khyber Pass, to his key role at the World Health Organization helping to eradicate smallpox.