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Q:

Naturally. Now, you might talk about other aspects of the medical research appropriations, you're working on --

Lasker:

Well, you mean, what's new?

Q:

Yes, what is pending, in addition to heart and cancer?

Lasker:

And cancer. Well, we have additional funds pending before the House and the Senate's conference, of about 107 million, not additional funds but a total of 107 million for the Eye Institute, of which three million would be for the first time for building of research facilities. They've never had any research facilities out of the money that they've gotten, and with 100 million dollars available for eye research for various institutions around the country, it means that they must have new facilities in order to do the research.

Q:

I see.

Lasker:

And they're now just beginning to have the chance to get it. Now, this was suggested by me, but actually gotten by Dr. Maumanee, who is the best lobbyist and the best eye doctor in the United States.

Q:

He knows how to lobby.

Lasker:

Oh, he's fantastic.



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