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the health department -- really, what amounted to changing
legislation in the field of mental illness, by administrative acts,
activities. And he is going to hold some hearings on them in '74.
Now, a new effort I've undertaken with Leonard Goldenson
and Mike is to try to get the discoveries of NASA developed
for the use of handicapped people in this country, and to develop
them for the use of medical care generally. There are many many
discoveries that were made in relation to the space effort that
have never been exploited for us on earth. Now, it happens that
we have very friendly people who are interested in rehabilitation
in the House and in the Senate. Sanator Cranston in the Senate
and Congressman Brademas in the House. And this will be an easy
subject to work on. Now, whether it will be easy to get money, I
don't know, but it will be easy to get legislation, as compared with --
it's never easy to get any legislation about anything. We tried
to get a National High Blood Pressure Day proclaimed, and it turned out
that a friend from West Virginia was opposed to it. If you have
one of these days and one person opposes it in the Congress, that
That takes it off the calendar.
But nothing is easy. But we intend to try to do
something along these lines, and I'll tell youmore about it the
next time we meet.
The various things that they've learned in NASA through
space flights -- have they been able to digest them, so to speak?
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