Ernest Bueding collection of Albert Schweitzer letters
- Bueding, Ernest, 1910-1986 (Person)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for use.
Conditions Governing Use
0.79 Cubic Feet (1 legal size document box, 1 flat box (15.5 x 12 x 3 inches))
Bueding first met Schweitzer in the early 1930s. At that time Schweitzer was hospitalized in the Institute awaiting the results of tests of a vaccine for yellow fever--tests in which Schweitzer insisted that he himself be the guinea pig before he would allow the vaccine to be used on his patients at Lambarene. Ernest Bueding, as the youngest member of the staff, was delegated to be the person who should help Dr. Schweitzer pass the time.
By the mid-1940s Bueding had completed his training as a parasite biochemist and pharmacologist, and he renewed his interest in Schweitzer's medical work especially his work with leprosy. Bueding helped procure drugs for Schweitzer to use at his mission. The two corresponded until 1957, but Dr. Bueding retained his interest in Schweitzer's work by collecting material about Schweitzer until Bueding's death in 1986.
Scope and Contents
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The letters written by Albert Schweitzer, the copy of Schweitzer's A L'Oree de la Foret Vierge, and the copy photographs were donated by Dr. Ernest Bueding in 1981. Mrs. Bueding donated Dr. Bueding's correspondence with the drug companies, one photograph and the printed material in 1988.
Existence and Location of Copies
- Africa, French-speaking Equatorial
- American Leprosy Missions
- American Mission to Lepers
- Bueding, Ernest, 1910-1986
- Ciba Pharmaceutical Company
- Eli Lilly and Company
- G.D. Searle & Co.
- Gabon--Lambaréné (Moyen-Ogooué)
- Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc.
- Lederle Laboratories
- Manners and customs
- Merck & Co.
- Missions to leprosy patients
- Missions, Medical
- Parke, Davis & Company
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Schweitzer, Albert, 1875-1965
- United States
- Winthrop Chemical Company (New York, N.Y.)
Part of the Special Collections Repository
The Sheridan Libraries
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