Lambaréné

(redirected from Lambarene)
Also found in: Dictionary.

Lambaréné

(lämbärĕnā`), town (1993 est. pop. 14,974), W Gabon, on the Ogooué River. It is a river port and trade center. The famous mission hospital founded by Albert SchweitzerSchweitzer, Albert
, 1875–1965, Alsatian theologian, musician, and medical missionary. Determined to become a medical missionary, he obtained a doctorate in medicine at the Univ.
..... Click the link for more information.
 is there.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Lambaréné

 

a city in Gabon; the administrative center of the region of Ogooué Moyen. Population, 4,000 (1967). Lambaréné is a port on the Ogooué River. Nearby there is a hospital founded in 1913 by the physician A. Schweitzer, in which he worked until his death in 1965.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In sending this gift you certainly couldn't know what great service it was to be to me, for the purchase of food for the native patients, I have to pay a fortune to the factories at Lambarene. It concerns above all a quantity of rice and I was having trouble to pay it, for the funds of the hospital were exhausted and your gift relieved me from embarrassment and worry.
MUrbeth et al., "Incidence, pathogens and resistance patterns of nosocomial infections at a rural hospital in Lambarene, Gabon," BMC Infectious Diseases, vol.
Undaunted, he built a small hospital in Lambarene, then-French Equatorial Africa, in what had been a chicken coop, and worked there until his death in 1965.
Schweitzer's Lambarene hospital to the Protestant school and church that were founded by U.S.
Etymology: The new species is dedicated to Francois Mengila, born in Lambarene, living in Libreville, in appreciation of his continued help as driver and guide during all collecting trips of the second author in Gabon since 2002.
The original Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, which began in 1979, continues to send medical students to work at a hospital Schweitzer founded in Lambarene, Gabon.
The logistics, ably organised in close co-operation with Gabon's Head of State, President Mi Bongo Ondimba and his administration, allowed physicians, scientists, researchers, representatives of pharmacological companies and NGOs to participate in two days of debate and panel sessions, as well as a trip to Lambarene, the small town on the banks of the River Ogooue where Schweitzer built his hospital.
There is evidence some traffickers operate out of Lambarene to avoid detection in Libreville.
Some of these friends visited him in Africa and performed with him in Lambarene. Performing and giving lectures in various places, Schweitzer raised funds to fulfill ambitious aims such as financing the national doctor's exam and partially building and running the hospital in Lambarene.
trouble ourselves so little; about the great humanitarian task which offers itself to us in far off lands." Schweitzer funded and built a hospital at Lambarene, western Gabon, where he worked for 40 years.
(4) A series of famines from 1916 onward killed thousands and inspired increased migration to coastal and western river towns such as Lambarene and Port-Gentil.