Dr. Warren Johnson, distinguished scholar, teacher, professor of health education, Director, Children's Health and Departmental Clinic, University of Maryland, died in April of 1982. In this issue we publish his collaboration, his last work.
Dr. Johnson was a native of Colorado and earned his undergraduate and master's degrees at the University of Denver. He earned a doctorate in education at Boston University. A marine fighter pilot in the Pacific during World War II, he was university professor in Colorado, Massachusetts, Arkansas and South Carolina. He moved to Washington in 1950 where hejoined the faculty of the University of Maryland and retired in 198 1 . Dr. Johnson founded the Children's Health and Developmental Clinic at the College Park campus in 1957. He retired as director of the clinic in 1980. He published some 20 books on health and sex education. In 1981 he published a new edition of his most important work, Sex Education and Counselling of Special Groups.
Dr. Johnson was a recognized leader in the field of sex education and counselling. He was a founder and the first president of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists and a member of the original board of directors of the Sex Information Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). He was a fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex and fellow of the American Academy of Physical Education. During his life Dr. Johnson was honored on numerous occasions. We, his colleagues in the field of health education, wish to honor him by dedicating this issue to his memory.