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Interview Series II # 11

Interviewee: Mrs. Albert Lasker
Interviewer: John Tmion, Jr.
Date: July 18, 1972
29 Beekman Place, New York City


It's great to see you again today, and see you looking so well. I want to bring your story up to date. Last time in January you talked about the advancement in medical research. Today I think you want to talk particularly about the heart and heart research, do you not?

Mrs. Lasker:

Well, I wanted to say that inspite of the Conquest of Cancer Bill, the Heart Association has been pressing for a bill along similar lines for heart research, an expanded number of people to be working on it and a larger amount of money. The bill was introduced by Kennedy and Rogers, and they both held hearings. The Senate had passed the bill and the House is presumably going to pass the bill this week.


Let me ask what role you had in seeing that the bills were introduced in the two Houses?

Mrs. Lasker:

I urged Kennedy to introduce a heart bill right after the Cancer Bill was signed, but actually I think the credit belongs to

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