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only about the importance of exercise to
health, decried the importance of the
discovery of cortisone and Dr. Hench's
work, and spoke only of the great merits
of aspirin as a drug. He was really
hopeless and we could have kicked
Was he helpful at times?
Yes, at times he was very helpful and he was
sometimes a very good witness.
The House and Senate hearings were yet to come
and the results were yet to be
unravelled. It was certain to be tough
as Sheely seemed to have been
intimidated into not wanting any of the
Directors of the Institutes to admit
they could use more funds for research,
even when the Congressmen would ask them
in hearings. Sheely and the Directors
felt that they had to keep in the favor
of Mrs. Hobby and Mrs. Rockefeller, that
it was more important to do this than to
speak up for more funds. It's
astonishing, isn't it!
Is it a thoroughly consistent attitude?
Oh, it goes on and on and on, and some now
actually get in touch with newspapers
and say they don't want any more funds.
It really is man against himself in the
most extraordinary way. Isn't it? It's a
puzzlement, isn't it?
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