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side. But believe it or not, a committee of the National Institute for Neurology and troke decided that, there were about 350 cases already treated in five or six institutions, that if these cases, their experiences were put on computers they could arrive at sufficient information without the siting up of a lot of special centers. So they vetoed the idea of the 20 centers, and this has been stymied as of the moment. However, It is true that L-DOPA does improve Parkinson victims, at least 75 percent of them, and Mrs, Hill herself, thank God, a great beneficiary of it. This was initiated by a man, Dr. Consious. (Did I tell you about this before? Brookhaven Institute of Atomic Energy Commission, and under a medical research which Senator Hill himself had put in the Atomic Energy Act, of Atomic Energy, about 75 million dollars for medical research. And a man working under this place of legislation, Dr. of Brookhaven on Long Island, is the one who showed that L-DOPA would reverse the symptoms of Parkinsonlsm.

Q:

As a footenote, may I ask you this question?

Lasker:

-- which is so dramatic and wonderful, that his wife should have been benefited from it, among others.

Q:

So appropriate.

Lasker:

And so appropriate, because we were desperate, as you know.



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