Dr. Cicely Williams O.M

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Title

Dr. Cicely Williams O.M

Description

"The nation's third Order of Merit was yesterday conferred on Dr. Cicely Williams for her outstanding public services in the field of medicine. Governor General Florizel Glasspole did the honours at Kings House. Dr. Williams was lauded for her long and chequered involvement with the preventative and curative aspect of child care, and the many revolutionary changes she introduced into childcare.
A great lover of children, Dr. Williams was the first person to report the new disease Kwashiorkor which is a grave protein deficiency in infants diet.
Mr. Glasspole places the insignia around Dr. Williams' neck."

Subject

Williams, Cicely, - 1982-1992; Physicians - Jamaica; Glasspole, Florizel, - 1909-2000; Insignia; Governors general - Jamaica; Pediatricians - Jamaica

Creator

Alvin Jones (Daily News)

Date

10-Jan-1976

Source

NLJ Photograph Collection IN: Daily News Collection - Williams, Cicely

Identifier

D0008753

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be obtained from the National Library of Jamaica.

Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

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Citation

Alvin Jones (Daily News), “Dr. Cicely Williams O.M,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed October 17, 2021, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/7863.