Proclamation 5861 -- National Medical Research Day, 1988
the President of the
As the 20th century approaches its close, medical researchers are peering ever deeper into the mysteries of living processes. Their investigations and discoveries are yielding a rich harvest of information and insight, suggesting strategies for alleviating countless ailments that afflict or kill millions of our fellow citizens each year. National Medical Research Day, 1988, gives us the opportunity to pause in gratitude for all that American medical research has done through the decades to save lives and preserve health.
progress made by today's medical researchers is part of a long tradition in
American biomedical research. In the past century, researchers have triumphed
over such formerly deadly diseases as diphtheria, polio, and tetanus.
Furthermore, vaccines and treatments developed in
successes occur because of our continuing commitment to such Federal agencies
as the National Institutes of Health; the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental
Health Administration; and the Centers for Disease Control, which support
studies not only in their own laboratories, but also at universities and
research institutions throughout the country; and because of the work of
academia, industry, and voluntary organizations. Such cooperation in medical
research has led to products that contribute to
investment of the
In recognition of American medical research, the Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 328, has designated September 14, 1988, as ``National Medical Research Day'' and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this day.
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of September,
in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the
[Filed with the Office
of the Federal Register, ,
Note: The proclamation was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on September 15.