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Interview Series II, # 12
As usual, it's pleasant indeed to see you, Mrs. Lasker; I've
been looking forward to this session and some more knowledge on the
interesting activities you've been engaged in. We last met in
July, 1972. Do you want to take up the story at that point?
I stayed at home the summer of '72 instead of
going to France and to the Villa Fierentina, for the first time in
16 years, because of the illness of Al Fordyce, my sister's husband.
He was suffering with cancer of the prostate. He first had symptoms
of it 4 1/2 years before, and had been greatly relieved by a drug
-- a Sterling Drug designated as SH 7 -14, psytoproterone, which
helped him and a few other people, but which is by no means universally
helpful. Fortunately it did give Al about four years of complete
relief. Five and a half years ago now he had had a urinary obstruction
which was found to be due to a tumor, a cander, and so we thought
he would have to be operated on which would have been extremely
serious for him, as he had a very bad heart condition.
He did at that time.
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