The fact that you are here today is clear evidence that you are dedicated to the proposition that America must live. The challenge that is before all of us, in this hazardous age, is to make certain that our nation and its people survive any disaster that might be directed against us.
It is good to know that you are as deeply interested as I am in the problems of the nuclear age. I know of no group, no profession, that is more dedicated to the cause of civil defense than are you and all the other members of the American Medical Association.
It is a good thing for all of us that you are. It is with you, and all others so strategically situated, that our civil defense effort will succeed or fail. I am sure that you mean to make it succeed. We at the national level of