By Clarinda Higgins,William Armstrong
In 1959 he postpones collage, travels to West Africa, and turns into the 1st pupil employees member on the health center run through Albert Schweitzer, the well-known Nobel Peace Prize laureate, thinker and clinical missionary.
The Schweitzer health center is an highbrow crossroads for world-famous students, researchers and peace activists. It’s an eye-opening schooling for the younger guy. What’s extra, the health center is staffed via appealing ecu nurses and some good-looking medical professionals whose own lives occasionally develop into as heated because the equatorial climate.
Higgins works as a handyman, trains to turn into a clinical technician and is helping deal with lepers. He assists 3 cardiologists who make a break-through discovery. He lives one of the natives, absorbs tribal tradition and stories life-changing occasions that construct his self-confidence.
After a 12 months of labor, Higgins leaves the Schweitzer sanatorium and embarks on a brave solo trip around the African continent with Israel as his vacation spot. because the rising international locations of Africa achieve their freedom in 1960, the worldwide stability of strength is altering. Africa sits on the nexus of east-west competition, in addition to being a cauldron of inter-tribal war. His travels take him deep into the Congo, the place he'll be out of touch for weeks.
This completely researched and richly particular narrative describes a tender man’s quest for authenticity and objective at a time the most important to African independence. Mark Higgins leaves legacies that experience a profound influence on society greater than part a century later.
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Against the Current: How Albert Schweitzer Inspired a Young Man's Journey by Clarinda Higgins,William Armstrong