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This statement on the national shelter program will be presented primarily as it relates to our interests as medical people. But I would like to begin with a brief summary of the latest official statement by the Director of the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization on May 7, 1958. Governor Leo A. Hoegh outlined five things which the administration will do in connection with the "National Policy on Shelters."
First, it will try to bring to every American all of the facts as to the possible effects of nuclear attack. It will try to inform every American of the steps which his state, his local government, and he can take to minimize these effects. To do this, it will expand substantially defense programs for information and education.
Second, the administration will itself initiate a survey of existing structures on a sampling basis. This survey should enable it to assemble
Parrino PS. NATIONAL SHELTER PROGRAM. JAMA. 1959;169(4):382–384. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.73000210040010l
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