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And what was the length of the appointment?
And you could be reappointed.
You could be appointed to another Institute, not
to the same one.
Of course, Mrs. Hobby and Nelson Rockefeller
would have hated to reappoint us, unless
there were great urgings on the part of
Republican Senators, as they suspected
only too much, that the agitation for
additional funds was coming basically
from our efforts. And instead of
welcoming additional funds given them by
Congress, they seemed to feel a loss of
face when they got them. However, as
membership on the Councils of the
Institutes gave us additional
information and a feel of what was going
on in the research field and within the
Public Health Service, Florence and I
thought we ought to attempt to get our
friends to ask for her appointment to
the National Heart Institute and my
appointment to the Cancer Institute
Council. She asked Senators Robertson
and Thye to propose her name to Mrs.
Hobby, and Anna Rosenberg asked Senator
Ives to do the same for me.
As of the first week of April I was sent a
message that Mrs. Hobby had agreed to my
appointment to the Cancer Institute,
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