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because she was interested in the maneuver of it and in health
problems, whereas my husband was really only interested in
results and was perfectly willing to let me do what I wanted and
willing to finance work, but he didn't want to hear about the
details of it. He wasn't interested in health; it frightened
him really, medical problems and illnesses frightened him, and he
knew absolutely nothing about them and didn't want to learn. But
he wanted to see results in the field and he was willing to let
me use my time as long as it didn't take much time away from him
or from the things he wanted to do.
Well, it happened that this March of 1944, we were having
a pleasant visit with the Mahoneys, and I explained to them how
little was going on, for instance, in cancer research. They made
an enormous effort and organized Miami and instead of Miami raising
eight or nine hundred dollars that year it raised $35,000.
This was for the Cancer Society.
Yes, the Cancer Society. And this showed that the whole
business of making a campaign for cancer in any public way was
fully unheard of at the time.
They were fortunate allies of yours, weren't they?
They were very fortunate allies. Florence and Albert and
I realized that voluntary funds wouldn't be enough and that you
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