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funds and the keeping of offices, and the supporting of some fellowships, and the
supporting of some aid to local clinics--a variety of small projects. It would really
be better if they'd just raise their money for research.
Do they have an adequate administrative group now?
Well, it's diffused. They have a central group in New York. They give only 25 percent
to the national effort from the local chapters, as compared with 40 percent from the
Cancer Society's local chapters. It is not as well run or as spirited an organization
as the American Cancer Society.
Do you have any active relationship with...
I have no active relationship with them at all, but I'm friendly with many of their
Now, Albert and I had the conception that in addition to trying to get federal funds
that we must strengthen the voluntary agencies and herd our efforts to help the
American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society. We also made another
effort to start the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation, and this is what happened:
Early in 1948 Dr. Cornelius Traeger tried to interest Albert and me in putting up a
substantial amount of money to get an Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation started. He
and Dr. Richard Freyberg had gotten the Rheumatism Council interested in it and had
also interested Mr. Floyd Odlum, who was a patient of Dr.
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