STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the branch of medical science dealing with the blood is known as hematology, in which great progress has been made in recent years through constant experimentation; and
WHEREAS, scientists have been successful in these studies to bring relief and cure for blood disorders, including pernicious anemia, and others, which in the past have added hundreds of casualties to our mortality rates; and
WHEREAS, it is only by the continuing work of our greatest medical minds that we can look forward to curbing the deaths and illnesses due to these dread blood diseases:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that the week of November 10 to 17, 1952, shall be observed as
HEMATOLOGY RESEARCH WEEK
and I call upon all our citizens to make themselves aware of the progress underway in this field, which will alleviate suffering and death in the future, and to encourage those thus engaged to carry on in their endeavor to benefit humanity by the elimination of these illnesses. I further hope that those who may be affected by diseases of the blood will offer themselves for experimental purposes, thus contributing to the greater welfare of our nation and the world.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this Twenty eighth day of October, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-two, of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.