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But there aren't many who are that way, are there?
No. I mean, well, I think Birch Bayh would work that
way with us, and certainly Senator Hill did (Lister Hill) and
Magnuson would if he were holding hearings, I think, and in
California this winter I became friends with Senator Alan
Cranston and his wife, and Cranston is really quite interested
in medical research.
Does he have a personal reason?
Yes, I think he has a personal reason. I think his
wife has been ill and I think he's had various personal
problems in his family. He introduced me or got me introduced
to Mr. Waxman -- the new Congressman who is the head of the
Health Committee on the House side, and I think that Cranston
and Waxman are going to be very helpful in the health picture.
Rep. Rogers was extremely energetic on the health
side. He didn't really grasp that the things that would bring
down the death rate, that were the major causes of death, and
if you attacked them and really got something done about them
people would stop dying. Like high blood pressure! He did all
kinds of complicated things that cost money, but if he'd put
the money just on the treatment of high blood pressure, the
death rate would be far lower.
You know, sometimes people are very, they're afraid
to attack the jugular vein of a problem.
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