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dollars in 1946 to -- the Senate voted nine hundred and fifty
million for cancer in 1978. Now, that's something. I mean,
it's not what it should be. It costs us twenty billion dollars,
to say nothing of the human misery and agony, but just as a stright
business proposition, if you get an answer to cancer, you're
saving twenty billion dollars a year. You'd think anybody
could understand that, but --
It must be discouraging, however.
Oh, it's the hardest thing I've ever done in life.
It's the hardest thing, because it's so hard to know what will
appeal to them, and what you can say that will turn them
around fast. Terribly, terribly exhausting. Very, very
tiring and discouraging, because whatever they do is always
Well, also, personnel changes so rapidly in Congress.
You mean, they change their minds?
No, the continuity is broken by elections and all --
Oh, yes. You're always getting a new set of
characters that have to be sold. Like, for instance, the loss
of Peter Bourne in the White House. But Peter Bourne really
was only interested in drug abuse, and now I can see that he
was not very strict about the non-use of drugs. Or that's
the way it seems. He wasn't really interested in the main
things that kill and cripple people, such as diseases. Isn't
Yes. It could be potentially quite damaging to the administration.
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