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sixties was a preparation that will pay off in the seventies.
But as to keeping the money flowing to help
the research workers and make them secure in their work, we've had
a very hard time in 1969. The House held hearings in May of '69.
Congressman Flood heard Dr. Farber and Dr. DeBakey, Dr.
Cotzias, Dr. Kline and others, and they appealed for very substantially
more funds than Nixon's budget. Nixon naturally made a new
budget, lowered the budget that Johnson had made for '69, so
that our worst fears were realized as far as Mr. Nixon's attitude
toward medical research goes.
Has he expressed himself on that subject?
He has not. He has not sent a health message.
He did send a message on family planning which was extremely clear
and helpful, but he hasn't backed it up with large amounts of money.
The Citizens' Budget recommendation for the 1970 appropriations
included $300 million for the Cancer Institute, $181. 9 million for
heart, $34 million for Dental research, $154. 8 million (rounded figures)
for Arthritis and Metabolic diseases, $120 million for Neurology and
Stroke, $110.8 million for Allergy and Infectious diseases; for
General Medical Science $170 million, for Child Health and Human
Development $82. 9 million, and the new Eye Institute, 29 million.
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