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Q:

You'd better put it in an envelope and seal it.

Lasker:

At any rate, here's the letter. I think should type what it is -- here -- so you'll have it.

Now, that's the situation as far as the Heart Bill and the non -- I have just not gotten stroke really moving. Of all issues, I have just not made it.

Q:

And that was the first thing you started out on.

Lasker:

No, not the first, but it was one of the first. It's the one where I've failed. In the meantime Paul Hoffmen has had both his heart attack and a stroke. And the Coronary Care Unit at Lenox Hill which was put in as a result of the efforts of Dr. Eliot Corday and others -- I mean, you know, the whole business of intensive coronary care bas become fashionable as a result of the funds that were available for regional medical centers, as well as some of the heart funds -- so that wouldn't have existed without our efforts, because there wouldn't have been the funds and the ideas wouldn't have been able to be funded.

It's a doubtful thing, because with this you catch people only when they're, you know, despeately ill and --

Q:

Damage has been done.

Lasker:

Damage has been done.

Q:

But you're on the road now. You've got some tangible plan in mind.

Lasker:

I have some tangible plan in mind, but it's going to take a great



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