Medicine: Sleeping Award

At his window overlooking the Ogowe River in French Equatorial Africa, Physician-Philosopher Albert Schweitzer wrote in 1914: "Many a patient have I had come to me crying out: 'Oh, doctor! My head, my head! I can't stand it any longer; let me die!' . . . Sleeping sickness now prevails from the east coast of Africa right to the west, and from the Niger ... to the Zambesi . . . Yet, where death already stalks about as a conqueror, the European states provide in most niggardly fashion the means of stopping it." To treat the disease. Dr. Schweitzer had...

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