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HEALTH

HEALTH

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The subject “Health” is used for material pertaining to health, including the prevention and control of disease; hospital operation; research in biology and medicine; conduct of medical and hospital programs; sanitation; nutrition; Federal health programs; national and international health problems; blood donations; and vital statistics.

HE

HEALTH

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Boxes 1 - 5

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, news articles, lists, and many cross references.  The classification includes many topics pertaining to health, particularly health legislation; national and international health problems; national and international health programs; physical fitness; health organizations and committees, such as the White House Conference on Health and the National Commission on Community Health Services; health manpower needs; bill signings; blood donations; and professional medical and dental groups and associations.  There are many cross references to other file classifications, especially to “Messages,” “Speeches,” and “Legislation.”  In addition to the items mentioned above, the general file contains a small amount of correspondence from the public about personal health problems.

HE/MC

HEALTH/MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

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Boxes 5 - 6

Memoranda, correspondence, lists, press releases, summaries, notes, and draft remarks pertaining to the White House Conference on Health, November 3-4, 1965.  Memoranda about health meetings held in November 1967.

HE 1

DISEASES

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Boxes 6 - 10

Correspondence, memoranda, publications, reports, and many cross references to statements and to correspondence with groups associated with a particular disease.  Subjects include immunization; cigarette labeling; hiring the physically handicapped; research; and a variety of health problems and diseases, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, polio, alcoholism, handicaps, and deafness.  In addition, the general file also contains correspondence from the general public about personal health problems and public opinion mail on drugs banned for interstate shipment.

HE 1-1

MENTAL DISORDERS

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Boxes 10 - 13

Correspondence, memoranda, publications, reports, minutes, and press releases pertaining to mental retardation and mental illness.  The papers contain many memoranda titled “Mental Retardation Progress Report.”  These detail the Department of Health Education and Welfare’s activities in the field of mental retardation and include many publications as attachments.  The progress reports are addressed to Mrs. Sargent Shriver, Consultant to the President’s Panel on Mental Retardation, or the Secretary of HEW.  Many of the documents pertain to associations, committees, commissions, and panels on mental retardation and mental illness.

HE 2

FOOD – NUTRITION

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Box 13

Correspondence, a report, and memoranda pertaining to malnutrition, both in the United States and abroad, diet, fortified foods, fish protein concentrate, and the Food and Drug Administration.  The file also contains cross references and a few documents relating to the Child Nutrition Act, Food for Peace, and Food Stamps.

HE 3

HEALTH SERVICES

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Boxes 13 - 14

The few original letters and memoranda in the executive file pertain to health care facilities, services for the poor, and school health problems.  “Executive HE 3” is almost entirely made up of cross references to “Legislation” and other categories of “Health.”  The correspondence and memoranda in the general file pertain to public welfare agencies, physicians involved in volunteer health services, and health care proposals.

HE 3-1

HEALTH OF THE AGED – CHRONIC DISEASES

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Box 14

Correspondence, memoranda, and a statement on prolonging life, coronary care units, research on aging, and Medicare.

HE 3-2

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

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Box 14

Correspondence, memoranda, and reports pertaining to the Federal employees occupational health program, occupational health hazards, the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1968, proposals for occupational health and safety programs to reduce job-related deaths and disability, labor standards for hazardous occupations in agriculture, environmental health and the Environmental Health Center.

HE 4

MEDICINES – DRUGS – SERUMS

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Boxes 14 - 15

Correspondence and memoranda pertaining to vaccines, narcotics, drug abuse, dangerous drugs, drug legislation, the cost of medicine, the International Adverse Drug Reaction Center, and the controversy surrounding drugs banned by the Food and Drug Administration, such as “Krebiozen” and other “anti-cancer” drugs; a report on controls over drugs and other property at the District of Columbia General Hospital, May 22, 1964; and memoranda and press releases pertaining to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, filed June 6, 1967.

HE 4-1

NARCOTICS

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Box 16

Correspondence, memoranda, clippings, statements, and reports pertaining to narcotic traffic, drug addiction, treatment of addicts, discussions with the Mexican government about drug traffic, the Bureau of Narcotics, the Advisory Committee on Narcotics and Drug Abuse, and the Bureau of Drug Abuse Control.

HE 5

HOSPITALS – MEDICAL CARE

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Boxes 16 - 19

Correspondence, memoranda, publications, and reports pertaining to hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and health units.  Subjects covered under the classification include Public Health Service hospitals, hospitals in the Washington , D.C. area, regional medical programs, and modernization and enlargement of medical facilities.

HE 6

RADIOLOGICAL HEALTH

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Box 19

Correspondence, memoranda, and reports pertaining to hazardous radiation legislation, protection from radiation and from fallout, radioactivity in food, research, and radiation safety and health standards for Federal supply contracts.

HE 7

RESEARCH

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Boxes 20 - 21

Correspondence, memoranda, and reports relating to medical research particularly the National Institutes of Health, research facilities procurement and treatment of laboratory animals, and research undertaken in cooperation with foreign nations.

HE 7-1

TECHNIQUES

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Box 21

Correspondence and cross references pertaining to procurement and treatment of laboratory animals and to experimental techniques such as transplantation.

HE 8

SANITARY SERVICES

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Box 21

Correspondence and cross references pertaining to pollution and waste treatment and disposal.

HE 8-1

AIR POLLUTION

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Boxes 22 - 23

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, press releases, and executive order drafts pertaining to air pollution, including emission controls on cars; Executive Order 11282, filed May 27, 1966; legislation; and research in the field of air pollution control.

HE 8-2

MILK – FOOD SANITATION

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Box 23

Correspondence and cross references to food distribution and to radioactivity in milk.

HE 8-3

SEWAGE SYSTEMS

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Boxes 23 - 24

Correspondence and memoranda pertaining to financing and grant assistance for sewage treatment plants and to disposal of sewage at Federal installations.  In addition to these topics, the general file contains correspondence from the public about local sewage problems.

HE 8-4

WATER POLLUTION – WATER PURIFICATION – WATER SUPPLY

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Boxes 24 - 26

Correspondence, memoranda, press releases, reports, and executive order drafts pertaining to water pollution control, including saline water, pollution created by Federal installations, oil pollution, and fluoridation of water supplies.

HE 9

VITAL STATISTICS

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Box 26

Correspondence and memoranda on statistics pertaining to births, deaths, and incident of disease.

 

HEALTH (HE)

Container List

Container Number

Folder Title

Inclusive Dates

1

Ex HE

11/22/63 1/24/67

2

Ex HE

1/25/67 7/31/68

3

Ex HE

8/1/68 1/20/69

Gen HE

11/22/63 1/14/66

4

Gen HE

1/15/66 7/31/67

5

Gen HE

8/1/67 1/20/69

Ex HE/MC

11/22/63 11/1/65

6

Ex HE/MC

11/2/65 1/20/69

Gen HE/MC

11/22/63 1/20/69

Ex HE 1

11/22/63 6/6/66

7

Ex HE 1

6/7/66 1/20/69

Gen HE 1

11/22/63 3/27/64

8

Gen HE 1

3/28/64 11/20/65

9

Gen HE 1

11/21/65 9/15/67

10

Gen HE 1

9/16/67 1/20/69

Ex HE 1-1

11/22/63 3/6/64

11

Ex HE 1-1

3/7/64 12/31/66

12

Ex HE 1-1

1/1/67 1/20/69

Gen HE 1-1

11/22/63 4/5/67

13

Gen HE 1-1

4/6/67 1/20/69

Ex HE 2

Gen HE 2

Ex HE 3

Gen HE 3

11/22/63 7/31/67

14

Gen HE 3

8/1/67 1/20/69

Ex HE 3-1

Gen HE 3-1

Ex HE 3-2

Gen HE 3-2

EX HE 4

11/22/63 8/23/64

15

Ex HE 4

8/24/64 1/20/69

Gen HE 4

11/22/63 1/20/69

16

Ex HE 4-1

Gen HE 4-1

Ex HE 5

11/22/63 4/7/65

17

Ex HE 5

4/8/65 1/20/69

18

Gen HE 5

11/22/63 9/30/66

19

Gen HE 5

10/1/66 1/20/69

Ex HE 6

Gen HE 6

20

Ex HE 7

Gen HE 7

11/22/63 6/8/65

21

Gen HE 7

6/9/65 1/20/69

Ex HE 7-1

Gen HE 7-1

Ex HE 8

Gen HE 8

22

Ex HE 8-1

Gen HE 8-1

11/22/63 4/12/66

23

Gen HE 8-1

4/13/66 1/20/69

Ex HE 8-2

Gen HE 8-2

Ex HE 8-3

Gen HE 8-3

11/22/63 4/19/66

24

Gen HE 8-3

4/20/66 1/20/69

Ex HE 8-4

11/22/63 1/20/69

25

Gen HE 8-4

11/22/63 3/14/66

26

Gen HE 8-4

3/15/66 1/20/69

Ex HE 9

Gen HE 9