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with their efforts and influence, this bill has established a new institute, along with another institute called The Institute of General Medical Sciences, which covers a group of general medical problems not covered by other institutes and training funds not covered by other institutes. These two institutes are the first established since the Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases and Neurological Diseases and Blindness Institutes were established, and they're set up in the same way.

Q:

And they're part of the cluster in Bethesda.

Lasker:

Yes, that's right.

Q:

Since you are in a very large sense sponsor of most of these institutes now existing, what has been your effort or your concern to follow up with the institute once it begins to function?

Lasker:

Well, I've been on the Cancer Council twice and the Heart Council twice, so that I follow up by being a Council member. I also have made every effort to get friends on other Council and to be in touch with their activities through these from friends. And I usually meet with the directors of the institutes once a year, or people working for me do, to find out what they consider their major of progress are and what their major advances are.

Q:

This is a natural interest of the Lasker Foundation.



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