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Well, at this time I already knew some of the
leading heart researchers, including Dr.
Irving Wright, and Foley, who were
interested the use of anticoagulants.
They were just beginning the use of
anticoagulants after heart attacks. But,
actually, I didn't consult with them on
this because they were trying to raise
money for the American Heart
Association, and I'll tell you in
another session what we did to get that
going. We roally had a curious but key
role in getting the Heart Association
I did consult with Dr. Leonard Sheely of the U.S.
Public Health Service, who was then the
head of the National Cancer Institute,
and he thought it was a good idea to
make it a sort of sister bill and we
tried to improve the bill a little.
Was Dr. Sheely a particular friend of yours? Were
you instrumental in getting him that
I knew him. We were instrumental in getting him
the appointment by indirection because
our activities had made the Public
Health Service awake to the fact that
more money should be spent in the field
of cancer, and the then Director, Dr.
Spencer, didn't think that was necessary
at all. In fact, he said, “$70,000 was
all that could be intelligently spent in
grants-in-aid to people who were doing
cancer research in the
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