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Lasker:

Much better. It makes it more understandable. The aim and the target is better understood.

Q:

Are you currently involved at all in the ongoing effort?

Lasker:

No, I'm not on the council of this institute. I suppose I could be, but it would involve going to visit a large number of medical schools around the country, and it means a great deal of traveling, which to me is very fatiguing. As I've been to a lot of places, I know what the general possibilities are, and I don't like that kind of travel. I'm perfectly willing to have other people go and do that, evaluate which are the better places and --

Q:

-- Well, of course you have many other irons in the fire.

Lasker:

Yes. I'm going to go on the National Council for General Medical Sciences, because the director of it, Fred Stone, is a person who wants to get something done. Now, this will be such a relief to me, as compared with Dr. Kenneth Endicott of the Cancer Council (the Director of the Cancer Council) that it will be a joy.

Q:

What will this entail?

Lasker:

Well, just going to meetings, two and three day meetings, three or four/or five times a year



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