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Ingram, of the state, saying that they would match the money, but
Cimino never returned, never sent the requests to the city and
so we never got any funds for treatment of the people, although they
screened the people. They send them, these were mostly poor
people, to a place where they would be treated -- youknow, a specific
-- the job was only half done.
The job was only half done. No use to tell somebody who's
14 years old and poverty-stricken and has high blood pressure to go to
his family doctor. They don't have family doctors. So this
was largely very futile, and I was one of the people who recommended
that Cimino not be reappointed and recommended Dr. Bellin, who just
has been appointed, be appointed, and I'm hoping he'll cooperate.
This is in the new administration.
In the new administration. My sister, and Ruth Maler, have
organized meetings of the city's research council this spring,
on the subject, and gave it a considerable amount of publicity,
about the need for this, but so far we were frustrated as far as
city action goes. Of course, a good many people in the city who do
have money have gone to have their blood pressure taken, as did your wife.
But the people that are really poor, medically poor, are large --
oh, there are a million people on relief in New York City alone,
so you can see how many people are medically indigent, and they just
Are you more optimistic about the new regime in the city of New York,
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