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Lasker:

I am the chairman.

Q:

Yes. And whom are you naming to it?

Lasker:

Oh, Dr. DeBakey and a lot of good doctors -- Dr. Gutterman -- a lot of people that I've worked with on other things.

Q:

How big a committee is it going to be?

Lasker:

Oh, it'll be about twenty-five or something like that.

Q:

And what will be their purpose then?

Lasker:

Their purpose will be to be willing to testify to the need for funds, to develop some new institutes, and generally be supportive of the concept of more funds for medical research and doing more in the field of medical research.

Q:

So they will undertake some of the things you've been doing down in Washington.

Lasker:

Well, I don't know what they'll really do, but they'll help me in some way in the sense that some of them may help me with getting witnesses or being witnesses themselves. Some of them have some political connections or know some of the politicians.

Q:

That sounds-like a very constructive step, but it's going to



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