Previous | Next
302303304305306307308309310311312313314315316317318319320321322323324325326327328329330331332333334335336337338339340 of 1143
rehabilitation and diagnostic centers,
and nursing homes.
Who was responsible, do you know, for that?
I think this was Nelson and Oveta Hobby.
Actually, even Leonard Sheely, the
Surgeon General, admitted that the
Administration wanted to make a big
front about health but without spending
any money to do anything comprehensive.
This was the net of their philosophy.
I went to Washington about February 14th to visit
Florence and to make some preliminary
skirmishes on what might be hoped for in
the way of appropriations for the
Institutes for fiscal '55.
Florence and I started to discuss our situation
to our memberships on the Health
Councils. My term was up on the Advisory
Council of the National Heart Institute
and hers was up on the National Mental
Health Institute. We had various
discussions about the possibilities of
being reappointed on other Institutes'
Councils, as it gave us a position from
which we could observe what was
happening and get information a little
bit more easily.
Who made these appointments?
They were to be made by the Surgeon General with
the consent of the Secretary.
© 2006 Columbia University
Libraries | Oral History
Research Office | Rights and
Permissions | Help