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Well, I'll tell you, the only facilities that
are in began for publicity are the publicists of any drug
company that happens to have such a product, and ourselves.
You mean the Lasker Foundation.
Yes. The voluntary agencies are not at all forward
looking in any of these things, and unless it was something that
was very much settled, as a drug cancer or anti-arteriosclerosis,
none of the voluntary agencies would really go all the way out.
And even then they'll be more influenced by the few doctors
that'll say “maybe it doesn't work” than to publicize it of
it does work. For instance, the Mental Health Association
never publicizes drugs, never pushed the idea of drugs, whereas
we did through our Committee Against Mental Illness, in the
mental illness field. We're just looking for opportunities
all the time, to see if there is something of great importance.
For instance, this Parkinson's drug, if it's shown to be
successful on another two or three hundred people, ought to be
widely publicized. Well, that's something that we could have
some influence on.
And you have now been in this field so long, you know all the
avenues and all the tricks of publicizing -- a great advantage.
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