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to defend administration figures. Well, they didn't come out and
say, “We need more.” But this was the atmosphere of the meeting.
And it was very remarkable because this man was savvy enough to
know that maybe outsiders could help. The first time there was
every any indication of that.
Then there was another meeting that was very interesting.
A group of doctors in community hospitals, not speciality hospitals
for cancers but community hospitals, large community hospitals
in many places throughout the country met on February 2nd to say
that they wanted to have within these hospitals community cancer
centers where more advanced care and more information about drugs
would be available to patients, because in the average hospital
in small cities or in big cities people get operated on and that
is pretty much that. This was organized by a man called James
. Of course the Cancer Society was very suspicious of
this because they're suspicious of any new activities, but I
hope they're going to urge the expansion of community cancer
centers instead of downrating it. But that hasn't taken off yet
in any large way that I know of.
In the field of high blood pressure Mr. and Mrs. William
Blair gave a luncheon for presidents of pharmaceutical companies,
because we found that we couldn't get any money from industry
by writing letters and such people as we approached we hadn't
gotten any from. And we felt that the pharmaceutical industry
was the only place we were likely to get money for
our committee for the treatment of high blood pressure.
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