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government. But were there no war, should the war be over, I think increases could then be made. I often see him but I have very little time to talk to him , and -- privately, or to tell him anything about the field of medicine. -- The health policy, such as it is, gets made -- you'll see a health message in the next few weeks, which will talk about the infant death rate, which is too high, and appropriations for that. We hope that he's going to appoint a population commission and also have an Institute on Human Reproduction. Now, and Institute on Human Reproduction would be a great novelty in the United States, as the Public Health Service has routinely ignored it since I first went to see them about through Mrs. Roosevelt in 1941.

Q:

This involves birth control?

Mrs. Lasker:

This would involve research in safer or safe and -- methods that are easily applicable to masses of people, because people feel that the pill in mass populations is too complicated, that women can't count, or that there's some problem about their taking the pill, and the hope is to find something that will be even easier to do -- even say an injection that might last a year or two years, also a male contraceptive. There are all kinds of feelings that more and better methods can still be found, although as far as I'm concerned the pill has made a



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