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Q:

Where is he situated?

Lasker:

He's the head of the Wilmer Institute, or was the head of the Wilmer Institute in Baltimore. He has numerous patients, including Senator Young, Senator Williams' wife, Congressman Rodino, Congressman Staggers, as patients, and he does not hesitate to ask them to do something for eye research appropriations like talking firmly to their colleagues.

Q:

Where is it contemplated that this research center would be located?

Lasker:

It doesn't have to be in any one place. They would get requests from major eye research centers that exist presently, and those that seemed the best and the most urgent would be given the, you know, pieces of the funds.

Q:

I see. Now, what else? What about arthritis, rheumatoid illnesses?

Lasker:

Well, there are new drugs for arthritis including Clinoril and Naprosyn. Clinoril does help some people, not others. But there's no new attack on arthritis, and we're just hoping that if arthritis is of the viral origin, and if some of these other diseases that are of obscure origin are of viral origin, that maybe when we get pure interferon, this can be tried on them.



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