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By Cicely D. Williams

It truly is with satisfaction and delight that the area Federation of Public future health institutions offers this selection of the chosen writings of Cicely Williams. the assumption of bringing Dr. Williams’ works jointly for the foreign neighborhood grew out of the extreme reaction to Dr. Williams’ presentation on the IVth overseas Congress of the Federation in February, 1984 at the subject of Quest for group future health; reviews in basic Care. because the Hugh Leavell lecturer, Dr. Williams at age ninety held a profoundly moved viewers spellbound as she led them via an odyssey of lifetime reports devoted to the future health of youngsters worldwide.

Dr. Baumslag, pupil, colleague, and good friend of Cicely Williams, has introduced the gathering including the affection and admiration that Dr. Williams elicits in those that have the privilege of realizing her.

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