Cicely D. Williams Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0087

  • Staff Only

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of pediatric nutritionist Cicely D. Williams (1893-1990). Collection primarily contains materials from CDW's 90th birthday celebration, including agenda, reprints, tapes, speeches. Also photographs, and clippings.

Dates

  • 1970 - 1988

Creator

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Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by History of Medicine Collections, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University or is retained by the authors of specific published items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Historical or Biographical Note

Cicely D. Williams (1893-1990) was a pediatrician and specialist in infant health and nutrition in developing countries. She described and documented kwashiorkor as a nutrition deficiency disorder and introduced the name kwashiorkor for the syndrome. She received her M.D. from Oxford in 1923. Later she received a diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 1929. Dr. Williams served as a House Physician at the South London Hospital for Women and Children from 1924-1926, and then as staff at the Queen's Hospital for Children from 1927-28. Dr. Williams joined the British Colonial Medical Service in 1929 and served until1948, including stints in Ghana from 1929-1936 and Malaysia from 1936-1948. She then became the first Head of Maternal and Child Health for the World Health Organization (Geneva) from 1948-1951. Then she was a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition at the University of London from 1953-1959. Later she was a Professor at the American University of Beruit from 1959-1964.

Extent

0.74 Cubic Feet (2 Hollinger Boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Personal papers of pediatric nutritionist Cicely D. Williams (1893-1990). Collection primarily contains materials from CDW's 90th birthday celebration, including agenda, reprints, tapes, speeches. Also photographs, and clippings.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

Acquired on Unknown Date

Processing History

processed on Unknown Date
Title
Cicely D. Williams Papers
Status
Unprocessed
Author
History of Medicine Collections Staff
Date
2004-10-29
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Contact:
Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


 

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