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with only twenty people present.
Oh, yes. As a matter of fact, you could have a great exchange
Yes. If the people are well selected, and I'm hoping that
this will happen repeatedly. They've had a heart conference this
spring, and they're having the cancer conference, and I'm hoping that
they will have other conferences, and that the British officials, that
Geoffrey Lloyd will be able to interest British officials in spending
more money on medical research, because, after all, health insurance
is a vast expense to them. Anything that's -- the present health of
the people, the present length of life of the people is exactly where
medical research has so far brought them. Their survival has
increased just because of what the developments in research have
been, and they'll increase further only based on whether there's
These meetings at Leeds Castle, are they of one day's duration?
No, they're usually two days or two and a half.
Do they have a formal agenda?
Well, I think they do, yes. Fairly formal, but not so much
so that they don't have a chance to talk to each other at lunch and
dinner and walking around. I don't think each conference takes the
same form. At any rate, they have between four and five thousand
people a week there currently. The castle will be open until about
the first of October. And I hope to make possible the restoration
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