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and kindly done by a group of immunologists, including Ed Kline, and it was a very pleasant occasion.

Q:

Where was that?

Lasker:

Both of these took place at the Hotel Pierre, one night after the other. Couldn't have been more embarrassing or more difficult, and I really hate things like that because they keep making the same -- you know, getting after the same friends to come, or to buy -- one sold tickets, the other was just an invitation. But it's terribly embarrassing to have people come to buy tickets for an organization in order to honor you. It's the most irritating thing in the world.

Q:

Yes, I can see that.

Lasker:

To be made use of that way, it's very annoying.

Q:

Columbia didn't do that?

Lasker:

No, no. But that was an Honorary Degree. But anyway, those are --

Q:

May I ask, who is William B. Coley?

Lasker:

He was the man who showed that Coley serum had some immunological -- gave an immunological reaction that in some cases affected a regression in some kinds of cancer. He was an early, early immunologist in cancer.

Q:

I take it he's dead?



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