WHEREAS, the birth date of Florence Nightingale, world famous nurse, is commemorated throughout the world on May 12; and

WHEREAS, the American Hospital Association has designated the period of May 8-14, 1955, as National Hospital Week throughout the United States in recognition of the humanitarian services rendered to the community by hospitals;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware do hereby proclaim the period May 8-14, 1955, as


in the State of Delaware and urge all our citizens to recognize the advances made by medical science through continued research and study in hospitals and through the vast educational and training programs for doctors, nurses and technicians in our institutions, contributing to the rapid progress which has and is being made in the betterment of public health.

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 Fifth day

(Great Seal) of May, in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and seventy-ninth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State