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of surgeons quite substantially.
There's always this sort of conflict of interest, isn't there,
between what should appear in the press, and what doctors are doing.
That's right. That's right. Another thing that has
seemed to me of great interest was that was that for a long time,
about four years -- I think I've mentioned it before -- I've been
interested in what one could do about reducing or eliminating
causes of mental retardation. It was shown that German measles
caused about 20,000 -- the birth of about 20,000 retarded or
deformed children in the last epidemic, which was in '63 -'64.
This is when the mother acquires the measles.
Yes, if the mother gets German measles in the first
trimester of pregnancy. I talked to Dr. Sydney Farber and to
the leaders of the Cerebral Palsy Association, and said that I
felt that we ought to give some help to the development of a vaccine
in this area. Fortunately, Farber discovered that two
groups had identified a , but weren't doing anything
particular, -- had identified the virus, but weren't doing anything
particular about making a vaccine with it. They just sat with
their particular, piece of information and didn't care about vaccine.
Miraculously, in spite of the fact that a number of drugx
houses did and have been working on a vaccine, two men
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