It is usually expected that the author of a contribution to a special issue should present an essay which indicates a clinical or scientific path stimulated by the recipient of the special issue, in this case S. Z. Levine, MD. To remain within the realm of the usual, such a directive has been accepted even though the result is more narrative and philosophic than scientific.
Dr. Levine has devoted a major portion of his life toward the goal of international understanding. In recognition of his efforts, and in order to preserve this most important objective, his students, family, and friends contributed time and money to form the Foundation for International Child Health in 1962. Although it has remained relatively small, the Foundation has gained international recognition for its work in the area of training, care, and research projects related to maternal and child health in the developing nations of