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Q:

May I make an observation again at this point. It's interesting to me that so much of this effort, almost the total effort, to secure these funds came from women.

Lasker:

Yes. Why?

Q:

Now, why?

Lasker:

I don't know, and I'd be happy if men had joined us. It's extraordinary, isn't it?

Q:

Does it pertain to the sensitiveness of a woman's nature?

Lasker:

That women are more infuriated by illness than men.

Q:

Well, and more deeply sympathetic perhaps.

Lasker:

I just can't believe that I'm more sympathetic than many men are, but many men who might have been sympathetic weren't there; they didn't do it.

Q:

Well, you have so many instances here of legislators, Senators and Congressmen and others, who have become interested and have become influential, but they needed the push.

Lasker:

And it's funny that doctors or men who were laymen didn't



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