The Forest Hospital at Lambarene

By: Schweitzer, Albert; Campion, C.T.; Reiland, Karl

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No jacket. Ink call number on spine, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. 1931 Hard Cover. 191 pp. The Hôpital Albert Schweitzer was established in 1913 by Albert Schweitzer and Helene Bresslau Schweitzer in Lambaréné, Gabon. Albert Schweitzer opened a hospital in 1913 in Lambaréné in what was then French Equatorial Africa that became Gabon, where he ran it until his death in 1965.[1][2] He won the Nobel Prize in 1952 for his work there.[2] For most of its history, the hospital was operated, staffed, and funded by Europeans.[1][2] Schweitzer worked with fellowships in many countries to fund his work (including the US Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, which was founded in 1940)[3] and the fellowships were coordinated by the Association Internationale de l'oeuvre du docteur Albert Schweitzer de Lambaréné (AISL), which also oversaw the hospital.[4] In 1974 the Fondation internationale de l'Hôpital du docteur Albert Schweizer à Lambaréné (FISL) was established and took over the duties of overseeing the hospital.[5][6] Since its founding, the hospital was rebuilt twice; the second time in 1981.[7] At the time of the 1981 construction, a research facility was included at the request of the Gabon government, which eventually became a separate non-profit organization called Centre de Recherches Médicale de Lambaréné (CERMEL), but was still governed by the board of the FISL.[7] Schweitzer himself had a paternalistic view of Africans,[1][2] and the staff and management of the hospital remained in European hands until around 2011, when for the first time an African, Antoine Nziengui, was appointed to lead the hospital.[2]

Title: The Forest Hospital at Lambarene

Author: Schweitzer, Albert; Campion, C.T.; Reiland, Karl

Categories: Medical, Biography, African,

Edition: Early printing

Publisher: Henry Holt and Compay: 1931

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2302621

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY MEDICAL MEDICINE HOSPITAL AFRICA AFRICAN HISTORY LAMBARENE,