Report and articles of Dr Cicely D. Williams

Scope and Content

Ts copy of a report, entitled 'Population Problems', written by Dr Cicely D. Williams population problems (8 March 1965), accompanied by three printed articles, including 'Maternal and Child Health Services in Developing Countries' (15 February 1964), 'Social Paediatrics' (September 1964) and 'Population Problems in Developing Countries' (1966).

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr Cicely D. Williams (1893-1992) was pioneer in child health who was born in Kew Park, Jamaica. The following are among her achievements: Colonial Medical Service (1929-1948), Adviser on Maternal and Child Health World Health Organisation Geneva (1948- 1951), Senior Lecturer in Nutrition London University (1953-1955), Visiting Professor of Maternal and Child Health American University of Beirut (1959-1964) and Adviser Family Planning Association (1964-1967). She died in Oxford on 13 July 1992.

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Acquisition Information

There is no record of the date or source of acquisition before the collection was deposited at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in May 2011.


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Custodial History

This collection was originally deposited at the Royal College of Midwives. It is now held under the terms of a service level collection care agreement at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.