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Mrs. Lasker:

Yes. Oh, it would really be wonderful. But he's very much of a lone wolf. And I don't mind that at all as long as he would go along the same general direction. But he sees his mission as kind of a defender of the people's interests from overweening private commercial interests, whereas what we're really in is flight the lethargy of doctors as a group, and the lethargy of government and the people themselves, what could be done to save their own lives. Don't you think?

Q:

Yes, but you HAVE made such giant strides in this area, I don't see us ever going back terribly far.

Mrs. Lasker:

Well, I hope not. It's perfectly possible that you could lose a few hundred million dollars in a sudden economy move, unless we're very strong in the defense of our funds. Or unless we have some very big research breakthroughs which can be well publicized. There's nothing the matter with this situation that very big research breakthroughs couldn't greatly improve, that people would see very important results coming from.

Q:

What facilities are in being for a subsequent publicity campaign in case there are big breakthroughs?



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