PROCLAMATION 3824-JAN 31, 1968
(i) As used in paragraph (g) and paragraph (h) of this section, the term "petroleum oils" includes liquid hydrocarbons derived from crude oil. I N W I T N E S S WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 29th day of January in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixtyeight and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninety-second.
Proclamation 3824 January 31, 1968
AMERICAN HEART MONTH, 1968 gy j^e President of the United States of America A Proclamation
36 USC 169b.
Heart and blood vessel diseases continue to be our Nation's number one killer. More than fourteen and a half million American adults definitely have heart disease. I t is suspected that another thirteen million are similarly afflicted. Heart and circulatory diseases take more lives in our country every year than all other causes of death combined. Their legacy is pain, disability and sorrow in millions of families. Their cost to the nation exceeds twenty-five billion dollars annually. I n recent years physicians and medical scientists have scored impressive gains in the struggle against heart and blood vessel disease. In the past year alone there have been new breakthroughs in heart surgery, and new triumphs in drug treatment. These and a host of other developments will save the lives of many men and women, and lengthen the lives of many more. The outlook is brighter for heart victims everywhere. Yet our great advances cannot obscure the magnitude of the task that still confronts us. We have far to go before we eliminate diseases of the heart and blood vessels as serious threats to life and health. Tomorrow's advances—like today's achievements—will depend upon expanded programs of research, training, education, and service. For leadership m this critical effort, we shall look, as we have in the past, to the American Heart Association and other private and professional groups, to the National Heart Institute and the Heart Disease Control Program of the Public Health Service. Together, these constitute a creative partnership of government and private endeavor, dedicated to a common purpose and sustained by a concerned citizenry. With the unremitting support of all Americans, we can move ahead, a triumph at a time, toward ending the threat of heart and circulatory disease to the well-being of our people. -pj^^ Congress, by a joint resolution approved December 30, 1963 (77 Stat. 843), requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating February as American Heart Month.