Albert Schweitzer was born this day, Jan. 14, 1875. He was a
medical missionary who founded a hospital in the jungle village of
Lambarene, Gabon, west central Africa. He won the Nobel Peace Prize
and used the prize money to build a leper colony. Overcoming
innumerable difficulties, Dr. Albert Schweitzer once wrote: “One
day, in my despair, I threw myself into a chair in the consulting
room and groaned out: ‘What a blockhead I was to come out here to
doctor savages like these!’ Whereupon his native assistant quietly
remarked: ‘Yes, Doctor, here on earth you are a great blockhead, but
not in heaven.'”

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