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surprised and couldn't understand the attitude and is going to continue the hearings for the next year, and then, as one of his staff men said, “We'll have to write some legislation.” So I'm thrilled that there's finally somebody who has legislative authority who is on to this terrible foot dragging.

Q:

Last year you made it clear in something you said that the men in Congress who were vitally concerned about health problems were often men who were close to the subject because they themselves had been afflicted or somebody close to them.

Lasker:

Yes, that's right.

Q:

Does this pertain to Kennedy as well?

Lasker:

Yes, I think Kennedy is more interested in the results of research now than he was before because he had experience with the child, but also he's had experience with the illness of his father. I think he's just naturally sympathetic to health problems. He's had various difficulties himself with his accident and so on.

Q:

Yes, I know.



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