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Lasker:

Well, at any rate she got a variety of treatments, but it was always a little late. Her surgeon instead of putting her on a regimen of drugs fast was very slow about first giving her radiation and then giving her drugs, and no matter what I would say or do I couldn't seem to get any action at Memorial of an intelligent nature.

Q:

Is that where she had her operation?

Lasker:

She was there in the beginning, yes. I really found I didn't have anybody that I could appeal to that was deeply interested in her proper treatment. That's really because while they have great interest in research there, they are not gifted with great clinicians there that I could find. But anyway she did get the Cooper regiman, finally, and she was stabilized for quite a while, and then she moved to Aberdeen to be with her son and to have a house for her mother, and she was enjoying life there when the thing began to recur and kept getting worse.

She was a marvelous fighter, she was very intelligent, and a darling person.

Q:

She was a charming woman.

Lasker:

A charming person, and an unbelievable loss to me, really, terrible, because she not only was a marvelous secretary -- she did “The Major Causes of Death and Disability” book -- and when I was away she would work on that, and she really had all the facts together. We were the only people



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