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And it's an assured thing.
Oh, yes, it's absolutely settled. I mean, the Budget Director tried to cut the
budget, and the Mayor restored the funds that were cut, I'm told, and if the Mayor
goes out of office, it will continue to be in existence. It does take a sympathetic
mayor to continue to increase the funds or even to keep the funds that are there, but
I think that any new mayor wouldn't abolish it very quickly.
And how does it work with the administrative heads of the hospitals, and so
Well, they just apply for grants as they do to the National Institutes of Health.
They apply for a research grant or for a fellowship in the same way. It's just an
additional pocket which New York City has for research funds. This City has got this
terrific resource of doctors and nurses, hospitals--there are about 35,000 hospital
beds in this area--and fine medical schools, and it ought to be the greatest medical
research center in the world.
And it's something that can be done on this local scale.
And it can be done by Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Paris, every other city in the
world, and ought to be, wherever there are the medical facilities, and as far as I
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