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Not that I know of.
Well, to go back to the 1st of January, ‘56, the
efforts that Florence and I had made
from 1944 on to get hearings for the
needs for medical research and then the
establishment of four new Institutes of
Health--Heart, Mental Health, Arthritis
and Metabolic Diseases, and Neurological
Diseases and Blindness-- which we had
been the main outside promoters of and
had seen the legislation through the
Congress, and our fight to get funds for
research for all the Institutes had
brought the funds for them from 2
million in ‘44, when pepper held the
first hearings at our suggestion, to 97
million for fiscal ‘56.
Now, with the sympathy of Folsom and the interest
of Senator Smith--
Oh, excuse me, she did send a bill, which was a
five-year plan for construction of
research facilities, medical school
facilities and a statement of the need
of additional 100 million for research
by the Institutes, to all Senators
asking for co-sponsors, with a fine
letter. However, there were no hearings
held on the bill.
Did she get a co-sponsor?
I can't remember.
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