Cicely D. Williams Papers
Collection Number 87

Summary Information

Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Williams, Cicely D.
Title
Cicely D. Williams Papers
Date [inclusive]
1970 - 1988
Extent
1.5 Cubic feet
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.

Preferred Citation

Cicely D. Williams Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Notes about Access to this Collection

All collections are subject to applicable VUMC privacy and confidentiality policies. Collection specific restrictions: No Restrictions.

Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections.

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Subject Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Williams, Cicely D.

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Infant Nutrition Disorders
  • MeSH Kwashiorkor
  • MeSH Nutrition--history

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Epidemiology/Public Health
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatrics

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