Quotation by Herbert Hoover

[R]eports to the Surgeon General ... represent the final word upon the efficient and devoted sense of responsibility of our people in this obligation to our fellow citizens. Overwhelmingly they confirm the fact that the general mortality rate, infant mortality rate, epidemics, the disease rate—are less than in normal times. There is but one explanation. That is, that through an aroused sense of public responsibility, those in destitution and their children are receiving actually more adequate care than even in normal times.
Herbert Hoover (1874–1964), U.S. president. Ray Lyman Wilbur and Arthur N. Hyde, The Hoover Policies, p. 381, New York (1937).
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