FOREST DOCTOR by Cecil Northcott


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Albert Schweitzer's life is simply outlined here in a text which quickly sketches in the main elements of his theological and musical background but concentrates on the details of his work as a medical missionary in Africa. Briefly, we are told of his childhood as a pastor's son in Gunsbach and of the emotional and intellectual capacities which developed no early and so remarkably within him. But the bulk of the narrative is with the work at Lambarene- the difficult establishment and building of a workable hospital, the problems of overcoming native superstition and ignorance and the tremendous spiritual as well as physical healing Schweitzer brought to a disease ridden population. Inclined to over-impress readers with the more urid details of sickness and healing and in this way less successful than the other recent Schweitzer biographies for young people.

Pub Date: May 6th, 1957
Publisher: Roy