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Proclamation 3340—Cancer Control Month, 1960

March 28, 1960

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas cancer, an increasing threat to the health and well-being of the people of this Nation, annually takes the lives of more than a quarter of a million Americans of all ages; and

Whereas application of the results of research has saved the lives of one million cancer victims in this country and could save many thousands more each year; and

Whereas the concerted research effort in progress may lead to the development of methods permitting more effective control of cancer through prevention, diagnosis, and treatment; and

Whereas the Congress, by a joint resolution approved March 28, 1938 (52 Stat. 148), authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation setting apart the month of April of each year as Cancer Control Month:

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of April 1960 as Cancer Control Month; and I invite the Governors of the States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to issue similar proclamations. I also ask the medical and allied health professions, the communications industries, and all interested persons and groups to unite within the appointed month to further our nationwide effort to control cancer.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this twenty-eighth day of March in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-fourth.

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower


By the President:


Secretary of State

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3340—Cancer Control Month, 1960 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307557

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