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So it's very hard for doctors to face this,
and on the other hand the basic scientists see such
excitement in it that we are going to get it whether
the clinicians like it or not, and the industrial firms
see that there are possibilities for things that have
no good answers in any other way, and they are doing it.
The National Cancer Institute has just been
dilatory, in spite of the billion dollars that we got
This is an area where the profit motive really counts.
It really counts. It's one hell of a thing.
Would you like some iced tea or hot tea?
Now let's turn our attention to another chapter, and
that is high blood pressure.
Yes. High blood pressure deaths declined in 1979 --
I mean the deaths from strokes declined -- and I will give
you a chart showing exactly what happened. The deaths
declined about 30 percent as compared with 1973. The
heart deaths are in some decline, about 8 percent, but
not nearly as great as deaths from stroke.
The Ad Council has gotten TV spots for national
high blood pressure education worth over $106 million of free
time since 1975.
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