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I said, “Well, God bless you, you're certainly wonderful. I hope you do that and let me know how you get along.”

He was calling me from Charlotte, North Carolina. Well, from time to time this man would call me, and we have had some very pleasant telephone conversations. Maybe for two years I never saw him. However, in about two or three years he care to see me once in Washington, and I thought he was a very nice and pleasant man, but I'm getting ahead of my story.

About 1958 or so my secretary said, “Princess Lilianne of Belgium called you up today.”

I said, “What was that about?”

She said, “She's a friend of Dr. Sanger's and she wants to come to see you. She's interested in heart research.”

I said, “Well, that's very interesting and I wonder how she happens to be interested in heart research.” I'd never heard of a European woman ever interested in heart research, or a European man, for that matter, outside of doctors.

In the meantime, I think Dr. Sanger may have telephoned and said that he knew her and that she was seriously interested in heart research and wouldn't I see her. Well, I realized that anybody who wanted to come to see me probably

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