When Benjamin Gilmer first took his job as a physician at a clinic in rural NC, he had no idea it would lead him to discover one man’s tragedy and uncover a nationwide mental health crisis.
His debut book, THE OTHER DR. GILMER: Two Men, a Murder, and an Unlikely Fight for Justice takes us on a gripping journey through Benjamin Gilmer’s unwilling entry into a harrowing janiform existence, literally taking the place of another physician, Dr. Vince Gilmer (no relation) who had committed a monstrous act.
"What I thought—from the beginning, was that this book is a true-life, page-turning story of a man who committed an unspeakable crime—and the man who wanted desperately to understand why. What I learned after was that the book was not just about the two Dr. Gilmers—it’s about us and how we treat the most vulnerable among us in our prison system and our health system. What initially began as a journey to understand his predecessor turned into Benjamin Gilmer’s life’s mission, advocating for prison and social justice reform and speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves." -- Alex Greenwood, Host
But don’t take our word for it. Listen in as we meet one of the two Dr. Gilmers: Benjamin Gilmer.
Website: BenjaminGilmer.com * This American Life episode may be found here. Buy The Book here.
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