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four-year medical schools in the United
States. So, I really lost this
Because in the interim the opposition had a
chance to develop.
Did you not have some lieutenant down there who
could have functioned for you?
Nobody who would get Biemiller's real
Well, no, she didn't know him well enough. It had
to be somebody--I had probably given him
support for his campaign. It just
happened that if I had gone I could have
done it. There was nobody paid or unpaid
who could have done it, and because I
was worried about my husband I gave in
and didn't go down.
Biemiller worked hard on the Aid to Medical
Education Bill in the spring of '50 and
brought it up repeatedly at subcommittee
meetings of the full Interstate and
Foreign Commerce Committee and lost by
one vote. By this time, Beckworth of
Texas went back on us. He had voted for
us the day before and the AMA got to him
and he voted against us and we lost. I
believe the AMA reached him through the
Texas Medical Society.
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