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This is a corollary for research, to find out why this is so.
In 1953, of course, we attempted again to interest the
new Eisenhower Administration in the importance of medical
research and in the National Institutes of Health.
And how did you go about interesting this new administration?
This I will tell you in the best way I can.
Eight or nine days after the inauguration of President
Eisenhower, near the end of January '53, Florence and I could
wait no longer and felt that we should visit Mrs. Oveta Culp
Hobby, the newly-appointed Federal Security Administrator.
Did you know her
I knew her slightly. She was to become the Secretary
of Health, Education and Welfare, because the bill for the
establishment of this department got put through in that first
year of the Eisenhower Administration.
Mrs. Hobby had been with the Marines?
With the WACS. She had been the head of it, and her
paper had been very helpful to General Eisenhower, and he wanted
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