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Interview #17 (Part II)

Interviewee: Mary Lasker (Mrs. Albert D.)
Interviewer: John T. Mason, Jr.
Date: July 24, 1977
Amenia, New York

Q:

Well, keeping in mind Jane's organization of things, first shall we deal with the subject of health, and in particular with cancer. And the first item she has on the list is the story of Senator Humphrey's operation at Memorial Hospital on October 7, 1976.

FOLLOWS A SHORT CONVERSATION ABOUT TAPE PICKING VOICES)

Mrs. Lasker:

Well, when I returned from Europe I started to work, to find out what was current in medicine, or seen in medicine, and on the 7th of October -- I returned about the 20th of September -- about the 7th of October, on the 7th of October -- no, not on the 7th, but on the 1st of October, someone telephoned to me and said, did I know that Senator Humphrey was going to be operated on, that his cancer of the bladder had spread and he needed a pistectomy, which is the making of a new bladder, taking out the old bladder and making a new one, and you urinate through another outlet, and is a very, very hard and tough operation.

Q:

Is that a plastic bladder?



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