The Africa of Albert Schweitzer
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Published by A. & C. Black, Harper in London, New York .
Written in English



  • Lambaréné (Moyen-Ogooué, Gabon),
  • Gabon.


  • Schweitzer, Albert, 1875-1965.,
  • Missions, Medical -- Gabon.,
  • Lambaréné (Moyen-Ogooué, Gabon)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statement[by] Charles R. Joy & Melvin Arnold. Photos. by Charles R. Joy.
ContributionsArnold, Melvin, joint author.
LC ClassificationsBV3625.G315 S35 1958
The Physical Object
Pagination159 p.
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6266164M
LC Control Number59001239

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Schweitzer gives an account of his years in French Equatorial Africa where he was a doctor, humanitarian and scientist. I loved this book when I first read it in junior high school. Apr 01, Anne rated it liked it Shelves: read-in/5. The Africa of Albert Schweitzer (Book, ) [] Get this from a library! The Africa of Albert Schweitzer. [Charles Rhind Joy; Melvin Arnold] -- Presents theories about the history of the wild horses of Virginia's Assateague Island and describes their present life and habits. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Dec 05,  · This book was first published in , but Schweitzer set sail for Africa in July , to go on and establish his famous hospital in Lambarene, West Africa/5(7).

The book describes the challenges Schweitzer faced as a doctor in Africa: limited resources, oppressive heat (exposing the head for even a few minutes of sunlight could cause sunstroke), and, of course, terrible This slim volume is a vivid account of Schweitzer's impressions and experiences during his first period in Equatorial Africa (modern Gabon), written "with the help of the reports which I wrote every 4/5. Albert Schweitzer (äl´bĕrt shvī´tsər), –, Alsatian theologian, musician, and medical missionary. Determined to become a medical missionary, he obtained a doctorate in medicine at the Univ. of Strasbourg and in established a hospital at Lambaréné, Gabon (then in French Equatorial Africa). Nov 01,  · We've all heard about the great Franco-Germanic Nobel Prize-winning doctor Albert Schweitzer ( - ), who much like the now-reviled Dr. James D. Watson (born ; awarded Nobel Prize ), Schweitzer today is known among the majority of modern audiences such as myself and no doubt the majority of the readership of this blog, not so much for his contribution to the . This book on the legacy of Albert Schweitzer contextualises this remarkable intellectualist, humanist, medicine-man, theologian and Nobel Prize winner. The publication engages with peers on the relevance of Schweitzer’s work for humanitarian values in Africa, the essays in the book seeking to stimulate further research in the various fields in which Schweitzer excelled.

The Africa of Albert Schweitzer contains Joy and Arnold's impressions of Schweitzer's hospital at Lambarene from their visit during June of The outstanding strength of the book lies in the many large, sharp pictures taken by Joy of the hospital staff, patients, and grounds. Looking for books by Albert Schweitzer? See all books authored by Albert Schweitzer, including Geschichte der Leben-Jesu-Forschung, and The World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought, and more on Albert Schweitzer Biographical A lbert Schweitzer (January 14, September 4, ) was born into an Alsatian family which for generations had been devoted to religion, music, and education. His father and maternal grandfather were ministers; both of his grandfathers were talented organists; many of his relatives were persons of scholarly attainments. Albert Schweitzer's opinion of Africans "I have given my life to try to alleviate the sufferings of Africa. There is something that all white men who have lived here like I must learn and know: that these individuals are a Bantu Education.