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And he has finally admitted to me that there was a little
difficulty, because Senator Buckleywas against me, and now -- the
two Senators from the state the person is from are consulted before
the person can be re-appointed or appointed.
Do you think you're going to overcome that obstacle?
He said they thought it was going to be all right because
Senator Javits was so strongly for me.
Yousay you went to the last meeting. When was the last meeting?
In June. Just now.
There was one in March. I hope you'll tell me about that.
Well, you never can say that any really great happenings
take place. The really great happenings take place in the clinics,
when there are advances. And what happens in the meetings only
more or less concerns whatever it is the staff wants it to. There's
really no cohesive action on the part of the board itself. The
board doesn't get together in advance and say, “Now, let's do so
and so and let's put it through, make it stick..” It's a loose
conglomeration of people who more or less agree on what's already
being proposed, and who on the whole are basic scientists, and
fearful that clinical medicine, clinical trials will get too much money.
Youdid say the last time we met that when the board met in
March, they were going to pass on the possible naming of eight
new centers for cancer.
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