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the previous year were examples of something of a departure in giving out awards, cluster awards in a given area, and you said you weren't quite certain you wase going to pursue this trend. Have you decided?

Lasker:

I think I will try to pursue it. I think it's better to give awards in a group, if you can find the proper recipients, because I think it has more meaning to the press, and that you get the idea of what a person's contribution is publicized better.

Q:

A much broader base, isn't it.

Lasker:

I think it gives it more significance, more easy to understand, don't you think so? Do you agree?

Q:

I do, very much so. I was wondering if you'd made a definite decision in the area.

Lasker:

Well, it depends on what there is that's right to give an award to.

Q:

Yes, the subject.

Lasker:

Well, in the field of high blood pressure, the Citizens Committee for Dealing with High Blood Pressure has a number of outstanding spon sors -- Mrs. Lyndon Johnson, George Meany, John Gardner, Michael de Bakey. We spent a long time trying to get a chairman to raise money and to inform heads of industry and of state, leaders of state, and urge them to -- the citizens of state and the employees of all big industries.



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