When I first selected the subject for my talk, it was with the belief that it would be opportune to emphasize the place of the pediatrician in the nation and his local community, both in time of peace and in time of war. The rapidly changing events, however, lead me to place a limitation on the scope of my presentation. In the peace time that obtains in the United States at the moment, the peace that may only be the prelude to war, our obligation is clearly one of putting ourselves at the service of our nation. The least we can do for the children to whom we have tried to give the benefits of our knowledge in the past is to preserve for them the type of government we hold to be best, one in which freedom, liberty and justice are available to all.
We are living in a
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