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Is he influential in New York State?
Well, he's influential in Westchester County, I
would say, and he's been working with the Heart Institute.
In February, around the middle of February, before I
went to California, I went to see President Carter with
a presentation, which I hope Jane has got for you. Yes,
this was the presentation. It's printed, but we had a
typewritten presentation. You see, the death rate
didn't vary much in twenty years. These are the antibiotics,
see? And this is the first time it's ever gone under 9 per
1,000. In 1977, the lowest death rate in the history of
the U.S. is recorded at 8.8 per thousand.
And you gave this to the President?
Yes. Only it was typewritten. And I urged him
to send a Health Message to Congress about it. I urged
him to appoint a commission on the treatment of high blood
pressure. He said he would read the material, and later,
some months later, I got a letter from Eisenstadt saying
that the President had given him the material, the President
was going to make a speech on health and this would be
used in it. And about three weeks ago, I got another letter
from him, saying he'd turned the material over to Mr.
Onek, and that they were still working on the matter. Now,
we'll see what happens.
But this sppech on health has not been given yet?
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