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In the first week of July, a cablegram arrived at the office of the Department of Maternal and Child Health, San Martin University Hospital, Lima. It was addressed to Dr. Nicole LĂ©gende and it was marked "Priority."

You are invited to become a member of the International Health Task Force (IHTF). First meeting scheduled 10 - 14 September 1973, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Please cable acceptance Henry Campion, Chairman, IHTF-CAMP, New York soonest possible. Travel documents and information will follow.

It was difficult to fall asleep that night. She had a sense of both anticipation and apprehension. Change always does this to me, she thought. For she had no doubt that this was the beginning of a new chapter in her life.