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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Chief Investigator offers his thanks to Prof. V. Ramalingaswami, then Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi and Prof. Usha K. Luthra, Additional Director General, for having initiated the Task Force Project at Madurai. Thanks are also due to the consultants of the Task Force Project, Faculty of Madurai Medical College, Madurai and Dr. G. Venkatasami, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Medical Officers, Multi Purpose Health Workers and other personnel of the Primary Health Centre, Kallandiri for the help. Thanks are due to the Director of Medical Education and Director of Primary Health Centres, Government of Tamil Nadu for necessary permission for utilising the PHC. Special thanks are due to Prof. Usha K. Luthra for writing the Foreword. For the permission and funding this publication, thanks are due to Prof. A. S. Paintal, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi.

Thanks are due to Mr. V. N. Rao, Press Manager, Macmillan India Press of Macmillan India Limited, for his neat and quick execution of the printing of the report.

A. VENKOBA RAO
Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry &
Officer-In-Charge
ICMR Centre for Advanced Research on
'Health and Behaviour'
Madurai Medical College, Madurai, India
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