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a woman in the Cabinet.
Florence had met her several times and I knew her
slightly and had gone to a Russian New Year's party with her at
the Sleighs, about a year before; I had not seen her since.
Florence asked her to dine with us and she came very prettily
dressed, amiable, non-commital, sympathetic, but cautious. We
did not talk about anything specific but felt friendly toward
her and realized it would be a long pull to get her to take any
important forward steps in the health field, as she would have
to get the support of the American Medical Association, to get
the Federal Security Agency made into a department of the
government with Cabinet status. She wanted to be a member of
the Cabinet and that bill was going to have to be passed, and
she was going to have the help of the AMA, or at least not their
Was she cognizant of your efforts in this whole area?
No. She just knew that we were generally interested.
She had no idea whatever, as has nobody else, except you, any
idea to what lengths we went about this. She gradually found
out that we were very determined, but it didn't move her and it
wasn't interesting to her really,
Give me a picture of her?
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