Katherine ("Kitty") Bain, M.D., of Washington, D.C., a pioneer who helped shape public health in the United States and abroad, died of cancer Jan. 10. She was 101.
A staunch, outspoken child advocate, Dr. Bain distinguished herself as a pediatrician, researcher and high-ranking Washington official. Among her many honors, Dr. Bain was the 1967 recipient of the AAP Clifford G. Grulee Award. The award recognized Dr. Bain's contributions to numerous AAP committees and her success in bridging differences between health organizations over the Emergency Maternal and Infant Care initiative, a program created in 1943 to deal with the health concerns of women and infants during wartime mobilization.
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