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Of course, at the parties of Mrs. Goetz one meets
people like Walter Mathau and his wife, and Jimmy Stewart and a
great variety of Hollywood stars. But the most interesting people,
to me, were Dr. Horowitz and Dr. Lindon.
You have quite a circle of friends out there now.
I do, yes, I have. I enjoy the climate and I enjoy the
people and the place.
But you also have them up in San Francisco, don't you?
No, relatively fewer in San Francisco. Now, I did go
there from Beverly Hills to San Francisco twice, one to dedicate
a memorial research center to Rosalind Russell, my friend, and
whose husband got federal money to have a research in arthritis
center at the University of California established in her name.
That was a touching ceremony, when I went to that.
Another day a few weeks before, I went to visit the
home office of the Syntex Co., which is a big drug company that
makes -- well, it makes a well known contraceptive and drug called
Synalar, a drug for skin problems.
How did you spell that?
Synalar. They were supposed to be interested in interferon,
but actually I don't think they'd heard anything about it, and
in any detail. I came there through Charlie Allen, a banker friend
in New York, to visit the president, Dr. Bowers. They had their
whole research top staff there, and I gave them a summary of the
picture in interferon and some memos, and it really got them
started. I urged them to go to see Dr. Mathilde Krim at Sloan
Kettering and get her collaboration. I think now and in the
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