"I would like, I believe, to leave three ideas with you in my somewhat hurried scamper over the field: First, very trite, is that health is important in any activity - it is important in industrial mobilization; it is important in any type of operations; secondly, to give you some idea of the health resources and organization of the Nation; and, thirdly, to remind you that, in the final analysis, the responsibility for health and health protection belongs in the local community, and local society. Health protection cannot be superimposed on a community or a social group from above, from a Federal Government or from a State Government organization. They can help, but they cannot do the job. Unless and until the community takes responsibility for its own health, not very much happens. In that sense, then, we in the'Federa1 Government are really superstructure and overhead. Only as we can render service to the community and to the individual does it become effective."
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