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watershe in history. For the first time on a large
scale, people can decide their own 100 percent
and children can be born by choice and not by chance.
This could actually become a major effort in our aid to
foreign countries, couldn't it?
Oh yes. It should be. Now, I want to go back to
our efforts last spring to help Senator Hill get his -- Senator
Hill went for an appropriation of about 70 million dollars over
the President's budget for the National Institutes of Health
including some increase in construction of research facilities.
He felt very dubious about the wisdom of going for more money because
he knew the temper of the Congress, and in order to kind of help
his cause. I asked Mike Mansfield to give a luncheon and
ask the members of the Senate to come and hear some outstanding
leaders in the heart field talk. He did indeed give the luncheon
in the Senate. We had about 36 Senators, and Mike De Bakey
spoke. Elliot spoke on the need for more coronary
care units. Dr. Wilbur spoke on community program to treat hypertensives
in order to reduce strokes and even heart attacks,
and Greenhouse talked about the possible usefulness
of Atromid in stroke.
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