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First Author: S.Scholtz GERMANY
Co Author(s): G. Auffarth
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In 1913 Albert Schweitzer founded his hospital in Lambarene, Gabon. Due to its 100th anniversary this poster will reflect Schweitzers impressing biography and lifework as well as it will present an overview of the Hospital in Lambaréné with focus on its eye Clinic.
International Vision Correction Research Centre (IVCRC), Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Selective literature, research of books and articles in journals via PubMed, Google Scholar and Google
Albert Schweitzers biography reads quite complex: He was priest, pacifist, organist, philosopher and - doctor. His hospital in the African jungle still shows Schweitzers deep affection and incredible interest in humanitarian work. Beside of general and tropical medicine as well as surgery, pediatrics, dentistry and care for leper patients also eye diseases are treated in this hospital.
Even today Albert Schweitzer serves as an inspiring example for all generations. 2013 is acclaimed as the year of Albert Schweitzer. It started on January, 13th, Schweitzers birthday. Celebrating Schweitzers dedication especially this year will keep the memory of the spirit and the achievements of this uniquely dedicated man alive.