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about 50,000 people have had the operation this year.

Then the other was in basic research with relevance to Cancer, and those winners are -- one is to Ludwig Gross, for his showing that cancer in mammals was related to viruses. One is to Howard Skipper for the development of a study of cell kinetics and how blood influences kinetics of cells. And the third is to Dr. Howard Temin who showed the transcriptaze, DNA and RNA transcriptaze and the other is to Dr. Sol Spiegelman of Columbia for the development of a microbiological probe which can identify cancer viral particles in tumor tissue. And he's identified, 12 viral particles in 12 different major tumor tissues, and each particle is similar to the other tumor types but not identical, and it's presumed to be a great development that will help in diagnosis and probably eventually help to result in vaccines, which would be the most wonderful thing that could happen. Wouldn't it?

Q:

Yes.

Lasker:

And the technique will probably be useful in other diseases. Which we will see about.

Q:

That sounds like a great award series.

Lasker:

Doesn't that sound good? I hope you'll be there.

Q:

I hope to be. Invite me and I will.

Lasker:

You're invited. Then, you know our major fact book that we publish every two or three years? We're coming to a point of being close to finishing it up for the last edition, and



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