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I did? In December, the December memo?
Well. then this is really just a summary of what
happened in '66, but it might be attached, if I haven't
summarized it well before. I'll just read this. Is that all right?
You havent' summarized it, because it was fragmentary. All right, yes, do.
The passage of Cancer, Heart and Stroke Center Bill
in October '65 started requests in '66 for planning grants
from all parts of the country. By the end of '66 about 16
planning grants had been awarded. Large cities have been in
the most trouble about it, however -- New York, Boston and
Chicago -- because here there are large medical schools and
a number of hospitals all maneuvering for leadership
their hospitals and their facilities as the key center
facility. Actually in New York City there should be maybe six
centers, and they're trying to force New York City into
one regional center, and the number of people and the amount
of talent is too big to put into one central plan. It just
can't be done.
-- is there any way to force --?
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