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Q:

Just music and dancing and lovely food?

Lasker:

Yes, lovely food. One of the most charming things was done this spring - the Swedish Ambassador and his wife, Countess Wachtmeister, gave a dinner for about 40 people, including Senators and Congressmen, at their embassy in my honor - just a social dinner, which was absolutely charming!

Q:

Was this a new connection of yours, the Swedish Ambassador?

Lasker:

They are friends of the Blairs, and they really did it to be friendly to the Blairs - because the Blairs are very interested in medical research, and Mrs. Blair herself has become very, very well informed about cancer.

Q:

She is your counterpart now, isn't she?

Lasker:

Oh, she is marvelous. Then I went to a fantastic surprise birthday party for Senator Harrison Williams and his wife last winter in Gladstone, N.J. -- I thought I'd never get there, it's about two hours into New Jersey.

Q:

I know where it is, down in the southern part. And you did too, because. . .



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