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Well, nobody will ever know that. The doctors would like to
blame that, because...
They knew about it. You told them.
They knew I was taking it, but they didn't know anything about
the medicine, and a large number of people had not tried it. They
tried it on a few hundred people, but not on thousands and thousands,
so there's no way to prove that it couldn't have hurt me because it
has saved a lot of people's lives or people with high blood pressure
had taken it and had not had any untold effects on them. There's
no way to tell whether it had any effect on me. It was thought by
the man who discovered it called Folkers, who had been the chief of
research at Merck laboratory and had also discovered Vitamin B-12...
you know, that's a very important vitamin...anti-anemia virus...
so there's no way to know whether it played any role in it or not.
I came home about ten days after this all happened with two nurses....
You mean came back to New York?
To New York, yes. And people had the idea that I shouldn't
be in communication with anybody, and they cut me off from the
phone entirely. My maid was much too zealous about carrying out
these orders. She threw out all the medication I'd taken for anything
of any kind -- sleeping medicine or anything. She threw it
all out. The doctor looked at it and she threw everything out.
Well, now, that was really dumb, because in the first place I
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