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than in the rest of the nation, and nineteen per cent
higher than it is in the rest of the state, and it was
largely the lack of high blood pressure treatment, a
lot of it.
Poverty and ignorance?
Poverty and ignorance. It's a scandal.
Well, we had a meeting with the new (New York City)
Health Commissioner, (Dr.) Reinaldo Ferrer, on the 20th
of June; and he is totally a bureaucrat who is not the
slightest bit interested, and although the health budget
of the city is a hundred and eight million dollars, he couldn't
find a cent to do anything about any hypertension clinics.
I did, however, go with Anna Rosenberg (Hoffman)
to see Dr. Frank Stanton of the American Red Cross. The
Red Cross is already --
Now, he was the former head of CBS, wasn't he?
Yes. The Red Cross has already been active in
screening blood pressure patients and has screened five
million this last year in their blood services, but I'm
interested for them to do it in every single chapter, and
they have thirty-two hundred chapters. The people on the
lower echelon seem to be interested in this, and
Mr. Stanton seemed interested, but was going to inquire among
his Red Cross troops as to whether, to what extent they could
enlarge the program.
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