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Interview #15, 2nd series

Interviewee: Mrs. Albert D. Lasker
Interviewer: John T. Mason, Jr.
Date: July 19, 1975
Amenia, New York

Q:

Mrs. L, it's almost precisely a year since you recounted your activities, especially in Washington.

Lasker:

Where were we?

Q:

The last time was on Beekman Place in New York, the 22nd of July was the last time, and this is the 19th, so it's almost a year. There's a lot to catch up on. You can start by continuing the story of the cancer appropriation.

Lasker:

Well, after we got $660 million in the House, I realized that we had to work on Magnuson to see if we couldn't do some better. We went to see Magnuson, he being chairman of the Senate Sub-committee on Appropriations for HEW. So he said well, he didn't know just how much more they could give but of course they would try to develop it. He was quite unspecific.

Q:

But sympathetic?

Lasker:

But sympathetic. But I realized that we really needed a little outside help, outside the committee, to get anything



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