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July 17, 1948

Prophet in the Wilderness: The Story of Albert Schweitzer

JAMA. 1948;137(12):1093. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890460089031

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Albert Schweitzer: An Anthology  Edited by Charles R. Joy. Cloth. Price, $3.75. Pp. 323. Harper & Brothers, 49 E. Thirty-Third St., New York 16; the Beacon Press, Inc., 25 Beacon St., Boston 8, 1947.Suddenly the story of Albert Schweitzer has achieved worldwide interest. Recent publications include this brief biography and this collection of quotations from his various writings, as well as other works of comment. Schweitzer is unquestionably one of the great minds of our times. His contributions to philosophy, to music and the arts, and his work in a great medical center which he established among the natives of French Equatorial Africa are contributions that demand respect and admiration.