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SECOND SERIES-Interview 5

Interviewee: Mrs. Albert D. Lasker
Interviewer: John T. Mason, Jr.
Date: February 14, 1968
New York City

Q:

Well, Mrs. Lasker, it's been a long time -- April, 1967 -- since last you recorded any of your activities, and a great deal has happened in the interim. What do you want to talk about first?

Mrs. Lasker:

I think, about the legislative developments. When was the last interview, April?

Q:

April in '67.

Mrs. Lasker:

I must have said something about the death of John Fogarty, at the opening of Congress in January of '67. His death, I'm sure I understood then but I understand even more now, was a catastrophe to the cause of medical research, because it gave an opportunity for Congressman George Mahon, chairman of the full Committee on Appropriations in the House, to appoint people who were really totally against more funds for



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