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in advance by the National Institute's staff. And this
shows a way that if states would institute state clinics
for high blood pressure in hospitals where people were
regularly followed, and which in many cases would be
adjusted to suit their needs regularly, you would get an
increase of 20 percent fewer deaths -- a decrease of 20
percent in deaths.
A very imaginative approach in experimenting. Now the
problem would be to get the states to do something about it.
You had such difficulty with New York State.
We had difficulty with New York State, and we've
had difficulty because the federal funds that we've gotten
are not supposed to be routinely used for treatment --
they are supposed to be used for education and referral.
Well, that's just exactly what does not do the maximum
job of really referring them to a place where they will be
treated and followed up.
Now where did that instruction get written into the
law -- in the Congress?
It got written into the law in the Congress because
the AMA or some group went to Rogers and Kennedy's staff
and said theat they didn't want to have treatment in this
thing, that it should be just a referral business for the
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