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advertisements in leading Washington and New York newspapers in
support of the President's message some days after the publication
of the message. Anna Rosenberg and Dr. Michael Davis and I
organized a group of citizens, including Gardner Cowles, Russell
Davenport, Henry Kaiser, Mrs. Roosevelt, Gerard Swope, Dan and
Florence Mahoney, Governor Cox, and a number of others, who were
willing to support the health message in principle, and Albert
paid for the advertisements in the New York Times, the Washington
Post, and the Washington Star.
You had to approach all these individuals personally.
Did you have any problems with any of them?
No. At this time, the AMA hadn't started to argue about
it, you see. It was just sprung and the AMA hadn't started its
propaganda machinery against it, and it seemed to most of these
people that the message was quite reasonable.
Well, the health message idea got started this way, and
we later, in '47, asked the President to send another message
to Congress, and it was delivered on May 19, 1947.
Would you mind going back just a moment and saying something
about how this first message was received in the Congress itself
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