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of people could be so perverse.

Q:

Do you have widespread legislative backing for this change?

Lasker:

I think that everybody in Congress will think it's routine. I don't think there'll be any trouble. Or if there's trouble, I don't think it can be very serious, because this is certainly the intent of it.

Q:

Will Senator Hill spearhead this for you?

Lasker:

He's the only person who can because he's the head of the legislative committee in the Senate and by far the most interested person in the operation of the institutes.

Q:

Mrs. Lasker, you mentioned a moment ago the annual budget as presented by the President. I was interested in reading in the press at the time what he said about medical research and so forth. He felt that it was something of a triumph that there was no indication of a major cut in this area.

Lasker:

Oh, certainly, he added about 65 million dollars, but this isn't very much when you consider that the budget



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