Norman Cousins to get Schweitzer prize Author on healing to speak at Hopkins

October 07, 1990

Author Norman Cousins will be awarded the 1990 Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in Baltimore Oct. 18 for his work on behalf of innovative approaches to physical and emotional healing.

He will receive the prize at a ceremony at the Johns Hopkins University, where he will deliver a lecture, "Resources for Survival," following the ceremony.

The Schweitzer Prize, which carries a $10,000 award, is given annually by the Alexander von Humbolt Foundation in New York and is administered by Hopkins University.

The prize was established in 1986.

Mr. Cousins, 75, is currently adjunct professor in the School of Medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles.

He edited the Saturday Review for 35 years.

He has written 25 books, including "Anatomy of an Illness," a candid account of his successful battle against cancer.

Past recipients of the prize were Marian Wright Edelman, former President Jimmy Carter, the National Parks and Conservation Association and Sister Isolina Ferre, a Puerto Rican missionary.

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