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But it won't eventually die, as legislation?
It won't die, and I think undoubtedly we'll get the bill
passed next year. I have written to Douglas Cator about -- oh no,
I've written to him about something else. No, I haven't talked to
him about a separate Eye Institute, but I will talk to him about it.
I can't believe that he'll be really opposed to it. The Budget
was against it, but the Budget's always against everything like that,
and when the President hears that there are 51 sponsors in the
Senate and 30 sponsors in the House, I don't think he's going to
be against it. It doesn't sound to me like a major problem.
would that be set up in Washington?
Yes, it would be another Institute of Health -- in other
words, making two institutes out of one, because the Neurology and
Blindness Institute, never was a substantial enough part of the
money of the Neurological Diseases and Blindness Institute given
to research in blindness. always, being short-changed, and
there was never any major doctor or administrator in charge of
the funds for both training and research in blindness.
This in itself is giving a stature to it.
It's giving it stature. And eyes are very special. They
are part of the rest of the body, but to people who are interested in
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