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business and trying to increase it s volume and through Raymond Loewy's business. And then I was interested in a wide variety of ideas. I think I have a list of things that concerned me then.

I was already interested in medical research against tuberculosis and cancer. I was interested in the medical value of psychoanalysis.

Q:

In what way? How did you show your interest?

Lasker:

I was interested in the sense that I tried to find out the extent of the problems, and I tried to, in a very small way, get some money for the cancer investigator. I was interested in the medical value of psychoanalysis and became a friend of both Franz Alexander of Chicago and Karl Menninger in Topeka, Kansas. He spent a great deal of time here in that era between '34 and '39.

I had also become friend with Margaret Sanger and worked for the Planned Parenthood Federation which was then the Birth Control Association and then became the Planned Parenthood Federation.

Q:

What did you do for her and her group?

Lasker:

Well, I raised money. I was a member of the Board of the American Birth Control Society.



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