Williamson County, TN

June 1, 1969 – June 30, 1969 – 300 Headstart children were examined and it was discovered 50% had parasites, 73% had severe dental caries, and 17% were anemic.


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Bill Dow in Smithville ,Tenn., 1970

Bill Dow

Bill Dow co-founded the Student Health Coalition while in medical school at Vanderbilt University, in 1969. His larger-than-life role in the SHC origin story and beyond warrants special telling, which we attempt in the essay that follows. Contributed by Margaret… Continued

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