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Q:

Could you anticipate that he would be helpful a gain; he's coming to Congress. . . .

Lasker:

I anticipate that he will if he's on the right committees.

Q:

If this is his interest, he'll probably request something in the. . .

Lasker:

I trust he will, either own appropriations--although it's very hard to get on the right subcommittee if he's on the appropriations committee. It would be hard to be on the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee unless Oren Harris wants him. I don't know what will happen, but I'm hoping he will. I'm sure he will if he can.

Q:

Can you do anything about it?

Lasker:

That's a good question. I've thought of it but I don't know what to do.

Let's go back to '44. At the same time, the United States Public Health Service had within its organization something called the National Institutes of Health, which was for research, and the National Cancer Institute, and these two organization, between the two of them, had about two million dollars all told for research, most of which was spent intramurally, within the



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