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of sicknesses in the United States and keep up-to-date statistics on the main illnesses that are afflicting the people of the country. $750,000 was appropriated for the survey and it has been going on, and in the last six years some substantially important and new information has come out of it.

Q:

And that would be under the aegis of the...

Lasker:

Public Health Service.

In 1956 I had hopes that the medical school construction bill, which of course was necessary--medical schools needed and need more facilities--would pass in the next session of Congress as a separate bill. However, it has not passed yet. I'm still hoping it will pass in the spring or summer of 1963.

Q:

Mrs. Lasker, if it does pass, will this mean very shortly that more students will be admitted to medical schools?

Lasker:

We hope so, and that the students that are in medical schools will have better facilities. Many, many schools are very poor and have very poor facilities and poor laboratories and inadequate facilities.

Q:

But isn't there also a shortage of doctors which might be taken care of?



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