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-- and they're not doing it because they decided it wasn't their mission.
Have you ever worked on that whole problem in NIH?
Well, I worked on it. I tried to work on it with Dr. Shannon
once but he was absolutely impossible. He felt that nobody wasgoing to
tell his anything, and it was true that once Hill and Fogarty voted
the money and got the legislation, they thought of course that the
people there were going to do the maximum and they just left it to them.
They never said to them, “What have you accomplished and why haven't you
done this?” Hill finally became very disillusioned about Shannon and
was anxious for his departure, and actually did tell Cohen that if he
re-appointed him he would hold up his appropriations bill, so Cohen did
not re-appoint him in 1968 because Hill threatened. It's the first
time I ever saw Hill get worked up. But he never really got tought with
Shannon. He never said to Shannon, “You've been coming here all these
years, what have you gotten done? The death rate hasn't changed, why
haven't you done anything to do clinical trials in ateriosclerosis
and hypertension and cancer, on any scale, with the money we've given
you?” He never said that to him.
But I am sure that Rogers and Kennedy will, because they feel
as I do, that we put out the money, we want to know, what progress
have you made?
This is education as far as Rogers goes.
It seems tome great progress to have this advisory group.
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