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Q:

You're going in the fall.

Lasker:

Yes. Mrs. Johnson is coming to visit me, if I'm able to go, this August.

Q:

Abroad, you mean?

Lasker:

Yes.

Q:

You're going to Paris?

Lasker:

Yes. Would you like all this stuff? This I wanted to comment on. I think this is interesting. This is funny. This is Senator Feroy who is very sweet about it, his relation with me and my efforts. I wanted to say that I have urged my friend Freddle Brisson to get Rose Kennedy to let his dramtize her biography which she is now writing, with the help of Robert Coughlan and here's a letter he wrote about this. This I want to talk to you about when I'm here again, and maybe if I'm here we could have another visit, a short visit.

Q:

All right. You wanted to say something about the new policy of the Lasker Awards when you're focussing on one particular thing.

Lasker:

Yes. I don't think if necessary we'll do it every year or maybe not ever again, but so much has developed in the field of chemotherapy that I felt that if we gave our whole attention to the chemotherapy of cancer, that perhaps many people would be saved, many doctors would learn and many laymen would learn that there's hope where they now think it's hopeless, and that it would



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