October 2019

 Dear Friends,
Albert Schweitzer (January 14, 1875) was born into an Alsatian family.He obtained a doctorate in philosophy in 1899.Then he worked as a preacher in various capacities up to 1912. Along with church activities, he continued with a distinguished musical career initiated at an early age with piano and organ lessons. He was internationally recognized as a concert organist. Schweitzer wrote a biography of Bach as well as book on organ building and playing.

He decided to go to Africa as a medical missionary rather than as a pastor and so began his studiesin medicine at the University of Strasbourg. After completing his M.D., he founded his hospital at Lambaréné in French Equatorial Africa in the year 1913. The hospital expanded by leaps and bounds and by 1960, it became 500 bedded residential hospitals.