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that time, after Hill took over the committee, the appropriations for medical research, training and construction of facilities, the whole picture, changed from 80 million, to about a billion 500 million -- 1967.

Q:

Mrs. Lasker, isn't the picture more encouraging now?

Mrs. Lasker:

Well, it's more encouraging because there are vastly more funds available for training, for research, and -- construction money this year is very poor-but the money's

Q:

-- and we've gotten used to the idea --

Mrs. Lasker:

we've gotten used to the idea that something should be done. A great deal of this money was used to just Improve medical schools and improve teaching, unfortunately. A very little of it was dynamically mission-directed, and still is very little is very little target-oriented. But such progress as has been made in medical research has been made largely in the United States because of this money. If Atromid is an important drug, which it may well be, it probably will be that the biggest studies will have been done here first, although there are the big important studies



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