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It's always a matter of great stimulation to me to meet with you
again, Mrs. Lasker, and always a matter of great joy in these beautiful
beautiful surroundings. This has come to be a post-holiday meeting
when the house is still decked with holly, so to speak. 1971 has
been a year of tremendous accomplishment, tremendous importance in terms
of medical research, a year in which Washington indeed focussed on
cancer research, and you have been so very prominent in this whole
effort. I'm looking forward with great eagerness to your story of the
events of 1971.
Well, when the Senate's panel on conquest of cancer
made its report, it got rather modest publicity, I thought. The
NEW YORK TIMES played it on about page 20 and it didn't seem to give
it its proper due.
That report came in?
The 4th of December, 1970. Shortly thereafter Senator
Yarborough introduced a bill which covered the main points of the
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