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Q:

Let me find out for you.

Lasker:

Will you?

Q:

Yes, I'll be glad to.

Lasker:

Because they're having someone from the Defense Department who is said to be the Assistant Secretary for Health come to see them. I didn't know they had such a thing. But I thought that the Air Forces must have somebody, and that the Army itself must have somebody. Imagine in a battle, or any kind of skirmish, the loss of limb that there must be. And how, if the Red Cross people could pick up a limb that's been blown off, and within a few hours, the people that are operating, if there were skilled people to do what they do at Bellevue Hospital for these people that have been pushed under subways, it would be a miraculous thing for the armed forces. Don't you agree? Don't you think it's a worthwhile thing to do?

Q:

Oh yes. I'm sure that they have somebody active in this field, so I'll find out for you.

Lasker:

Yes. You see, in this team at NYU, they have done 75 successful replacements of limbs, 75. That means that that's an immense experience, and the armed forces should send their doctors, who are skilled in surgery and who are interested, to be trained there.

Q:

Yes. How long are you going to be here this summer?



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