WHEREAS, it is the duty of the state to be on the alert concerning the health and welfare of its citizens, and provide for them those services which cannot be secured by ordinary visits to the family physician; and

WHEREAS, after years of research and study there are still many dread diseases for which no specific remedy has been found, but which may be checked to prevent further suffering and possible death; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware, through the General Assembly and interested agencies have arranged facilities to provide a chest X-Ray for every citizen over the age of fifteen years; and

WHEREAS, this opportunity for a check upon the dread disease of tuberculosis will be available to the citizens of Delaware at appointed times and places beginning in Dover on September 9, 1953, and continuing through December 19, 1953:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare the above designated dates as a period of


and I urge that everyone above the age of fifteen years take advantage of this opportunity to have a chest X-Ray with the hope that we will be able to wage a more efficient war on tuberculosis and kindred ills.

I further urge that all our citizens, individually or banded together in civic, fraternal, church or other groups, come to the aid of our officials in fully informing the public of the simple

nature of this program, yet stressing its importance and the great good that may result from it.

I view with pride the fact that Delaware is to become the First State to undertake this type of survey for all its people. With the whole-hearted support of each individual we will be able to take those remedial steps which may save years of suffering and prolong many lives.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, 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 fourth

(Great Seal) day of September in the year of Our Lord One Thousand nine hundred and fifty-three and of the Independence of the United States of America the One hundred and seventy-eighth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State