Paul Tournier Biography
Birthday: May 12, 1898 (Taurus)
Born In: Geneva
Paul Tournier was a Swiss physician and author; he is regarded as the twentieth century's most famous Christian physician. Paul Tournier was well-known for his spiritual and psychosocial approach towards treatment. He had a difficult childhood as he lost both his parents at an early age and was raised by his uncle and aunt. He became a Christian at the age of 12 and was actively involved in the activities of the church. Upon beginning his career as a doctor, he emphasized on the holistic treatment of patients by not only treating physical troubles but listening to the associated emotional and spiritual aspects. This mode of psychosomatic treatment had still not gained popularity at the time. He was renowned for his gift of healing and often doctors would refer patients to him they could heal, and they responded to his treatment. Paul Tournier authored several books in this subject and his books have later been translated in more than 13 languages. His works had great influence in the spiritual and psychosocial treatment of patients.