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For high blood pressure.

Q:

I've been seeing little scripts on television.

Lasker:

You have? Many?

Q:

It seems to me, quite a few.

Lasker:

Really? Good. Did you consider them good?

Q:

Oh yes.

Lasker:

Did they motivate you to get your blood pressure taken?

Q:

Well, I haven't so far.

Lasker:

No -- you see, they aren't good enough. If they'd been good enough, you would have done it. See?

Q:

They motivated me to urge my wife to do it.

Lasker:

Oh, did you? Did she have high blood pressure? No? Well, that's something to know. But you should do it. Those were done by our Heart Association. But it needs to be done over a long period of time and on a large scale and very effectively, to drive -- there are 23 million people in the United States with high blood pressure. We can estimate from tests that we've made. And for that number of people to be treated and checked is a large number.

Now, the more astonishing thing about this year was that the administration impounded funds that had been voted by Congrass, on the basis of a continuing resolution. Mr. Nixon never signed



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