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Q:

But the effort in the United States may be handicapped by his failure to take a broader stance, do you not think?

Lasker:

Oh, I think It's just moving as best one can. I think that he's just really -- I think Catholic priests are just slow, because they have guilt. They're both guilty and hypocritical. Is that too mean to say?

Q:

In that area of birth control, yesterday or today I read about a new method which eliminated the need for a daily pill. This was something to put under the skin and would take care of the situation for a month at a time.

Lasker:

Oh, that would be fine, but that's something that you can't do for yourself usually. And the minute you have to go to somebody and remember to do it, you can forget to go on the right day. I think it has to be something that is taken by mouth and that is up to you to do, easily. Don't you? Oh, the more methods there are the better, but --

Well, I would like to do another session on medical research developments, but I'm going to know more about the importance of a drug called Atramid in the next few weeks. It may be a drug that will drop the death rate from arteriosclerosis. Atromid -- that's the one I gave you the article about. So I thought



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