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September 6, 1965


JAMA. 1965;193(10):17-19. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090100113060

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Gardner Takes Office.—  John E. Gardner was sworn in as secretary of health, education and welfare. President Johnson called on him to chart the course of the "Great Society's" new goals.In a speech before the swearing in, Johnson said Gardner's entry into the Cabinet "heralds a new beginning."He said that Gardner "will chart the course of this Administration against the ancient enemies of mankind," such as disease, ignorance, poverty, and bigotry."This Administration is seeking new ideas to the problems of population growth and distribution and an environment free from the contamination of air and water pollution," he said.He said that outgoing HEW Secretary Anthony Celebrezze is "off the payroll" and added that "the nation owes a great debt of gratitude to him and his wife."

Medicare Organization.—  Assignment of specific operating functions within the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare for administration of the health insurance

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