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honor of George Meany and myself at the Waldorf on April 30th
on behalf of national health insurance legislation. It was
sponsored by local unions here. I thought it would be very
amusing because George Meany is such a forthright speaker.
Imagine my dismay when I arrived and found that he was in bed
with influenza and I was the only honored person present.
And you had to speak.
Well, I spoke but it was very short and I was not prepared
with anything of any consequence at all. It was horrified.
It was terrible. There were other people that spoke, thank God,
but Meany would have made it
I've been trying to get Dr. of the National
Mental Health Institute to do more research in just straight
neurology and surgery of the brain instead of just in drugs that
are tranquilizing or anti-depressant, and I brought him together
with Dr. Irving Cooper, who bad developed a brain pace-maker.
He's one of our great neuro-surgeons.
I also had meetings with Dr. Saxena and some of his
associates, including Dr. eger and Dr. Lieberman about the
importance of trying to get more of the NIH money spent
in the field of endrocrinology. Not nearly enough funds are spent
in this area by some extraordinary . I really think it's
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