Working with Dr. Schweitzer
Arriving at Schweitzer's African hospital during an epidemic, Louise Jilek-Aall found her "vacation" from years as a bush doctor anything but uneventful. Her visit became a work experience that she could not forget. Employed as the hospital's pediatrician, at Albert Schweitzer's personal request, her experiences led to important discoveries about herself and Africa. She also discovered something of the Nobel Peace Prize winner's grace and his unique ways of aiding the African people. In this account of life under the guidance of one of the century's great humanists, Louis Jilek-Aall takes the reader into the atmosphere of the hospital at Lambarene in the 1960s. Her observations of everything from the staff's competitive loyalty to Schweitzer's philosophy of the sanctity of life are vivid and individual. This book is a tender introduction to Schweitzer's Africa.