Albert Schweitzer's Lambarene

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A history of the hospital founded in Gabon, Africa in 1913, by the great humanitarian Albert Schweitzer and his wife, Helene Schweitzer-Bresslau, by Jo and Walter Munz, who were associated with the hospital for over 40 years. Abundantly illustrated and encompassing diverse voices from the Schweitzer world on three continents, this translation of Jo and Walter Munz's popular book (originally written in German and later translated into French) brings the story of the Schweitzer Hospital to English-speaking readers in unprecedented detail. The translator, Patti M. Marxsen, entered the Schweitzer world through her decade-long association with the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti, which included service as secretary of the North American Alumni Association (1998-2006). As a professional writer and editor she has managed numerous projects for non-profit organizations in New England, including multi-author book development for the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century. Her writing has appeared in The Caribbean Writer, The French Review, Prairie Schooner, Fourth Genre, The Women's Review of Books, the International Herald Tribune, and the Journal of Haitian Studies, among others. Marxsen's Island Journeys: Exploring the Legacy of France, was published by Alondra Press in 2008, and includes an essay on Lambarene. The present volume is her first full-length book translation.

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Jo Munz was a mid-wife and nurse in Holland (her native country), in South Africa, and at the Schweitzer Hospital in Lambarene for seven years. After returning to Switzerland, she did volunteer work to benefit prisoners and also worked to help those struggling with substance abuse. As an art therapist, she founded the Atelier d'expression at the Schweitzer Hospital in 1999. This program has evolved into an important force in the fight against AIDS as well as a means for young patients to express their creativity as part of their healing. Walter Munz is a retired doctor, general surgeon, and former medical director of the Schweitzer Hospital who first arrived in Lambarene in 1961. He was active on the hospital staff for 10 years, at first as a doctor-surgeon, and after Schweitzer's death as medical director beginning in 1965. On returning to Switzerland, he served as surgeon for 18 years at the Hospital of Wil. As co-founder of the International Foundation for Schweitzer of Lambarene (FISL) and longtime member of the board, he has traveled frequently to and from Lambarene since the 1960s and been deeply engaged in management issues and fund-raising for the hospital. Walter Munz is the author of Albert Schweitzer in the Memory of Africans (1991), which is available only in German and French. He has also written about his experience in "the human jungle" of a substance abuse clinic in Zurich, where he worked for the last seven years of his professional life.

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