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These Presidential historical materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note), and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify private or personal as well as non-historical items. Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.

Materials covered by this act have been archivally processed and are described in this finding aid. Items that are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item. Employees of the National Archives will review periodically the unclassified portions of closed materials for the purpose of opening those which no longer require restrictions. Classified documents may be reviewed for declassification under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear measurement of materials:   < 1 in.
  • Number of pages:   80

Organization Information

The [Presidential] Advisory Panel on Heart Disease (Heart Disease Study Panel) was established on March 24,  1972, by President Nixon as a presidential advisory committee to function within the jurisdiction of the Executive Office of the President.

The Panel was established to study the prevalence and prevention of heart disease in America.

The Panel was composed of 19 member appointed by the President, all of whom were leaders in the field of medicine and cardiology.

The Panel was also known as the Advisory Panel on Heart Disease and the Presidential Panel to Study Prevalence and Prevention of Heart Disease.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums and press releases. Primary correspondents include the President and White House staff, James H, Cavanaugh, Stephen Bull, Dwight Chapin, David Parker, Gerald Warren and Ronald Ziegler.

The terms "Executive" [Ex] and "General" [Gen] are used before the code FG 349 to identify the source of the materials within a specific file. The files designated [Ex] are communications between national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, members of Congress and other prominent people. Files designated [Gen] are communications between government officials and private citizens, institutions and other private interests.

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