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Lasker:

It would. It would qualify them for some money from the NIH. But the British doctors are unbelievably “Sheltered” in their attidudes. They've never pressed their government for large amounts of money. The British government spends somewhat over 100 million dollars on all research for Great Britain, as compared with the United States spending four billion, six hundred million this year for reserch in the NIH and the Mental Health Administration. That includes about 300 million roughly for mental health centers, so that it's not really all research money, but let's say it's in the area of 4.3 billion dollars of research support in the United States, federal support, to say nothing of the research funds that there are in the Navy, Army and Air Forces and the Defense Department. You must know about some of that.

Q:

Yes.

Lasker:

And I have a question to ask you when this is finished. I'll ask you on the record: do you know who we should approach, because I am friendly with Dr. Converse and Douglas Bogart, who are trying to get money to train men in microsurgery for replacement of limbs at New York University. You've undoubtedly read of these wonderful replacements of lumbs.

Q:

Recently, yes.

Lasker:

Recently. And I said that the Armed Forces had to be interested in this, and that I would ask you who to approach for this.



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