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with only twenty people present.

Q:

Oh, yes. As a matter of fact, you could have a great exchange of ideas.

Lasker:

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 more discovered.

Q:

These meetings at Leeds Castle, are they of one day's duration?

Lasker:

No, they're usually two days or two and a half.

Q:

Do they have a formal agenda?

Lasker:

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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