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Lasker:

No, Rules is very active. Of course you can ruin anything if you don't get a rule. You can clog up anything.

Q:

It's one of the most political committees.

Lasker:

That there is, yes.

Q:

Now, looking at endocrinology...

Lasker:

I should go and ask him what in heaven's name is he doing that for.

Q:

I wanted to ask about endocrinology. You feel that more attention should be paid to research in this area, the effect of the thyroid on the human being.

Lasker:

That's right.

Q:

And the adrenal glands.

Lasker:

That's right, because cortisone made by the adrenal is already shown to be helpful in arthritis, only there are side effects on the kidneys from cortisone, and people don't want anybody to keep on taking cortisone because of the kidney side effects. Now, if they find out how to do tests for hormone output, they can find out that some fraction of a hormone if not given might change the side effects of cortisone in arthritis. You know, there was a time



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