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What was your particular objective in seeing them?
Well, really to see what other cancer centers were doing.
We know pretty well what's going on at M.D. Anderson and Memorial
up to a point, and I wanted to see what a Southern, the Southern
center was doing.
And were you very pleased?
Yes, it seemed to me a good beginning. It seemed very good.
Financed by the university?
Financed by the university and by the National Cancer
Institute. Now, New York City, New York University Medical School
also wants to be a comprehensive cancer center, and this is more
complicated, because although they have appointed a head of a department
of onchology that will be the head of the cancer center, their
efforts are very scattered in the university, and they're not used to
thinking of a real attack on a disease. Each department is doing its
own thing, and I did get Dr. R. Lee Clark to come to visit here,
to try to give them an idea of a comprehensive center. However, Dr.
Clark said, “They didn't ask me what to do, so I didn't tell them.”
Isn't that funny?
In another situation in the cancer field, -- I've
been on the National Cancer Advisory Board for two years and my
appointment has run out. Mr. Benno Schmidt was anxious for me
to be re-appointed, and I've not yet received any information about being
re-appointed, although I went to the last meeting.
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