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Isn't it mad?

Q:

That sounds like an awful waste.

Lasker:

I finished the figures.

Q:

You were talking about the Framingham project as one that was being curtailed.

Lasker:

Yes.

Q:

Are there other significant ones that come to mind?

Lasker:

Yes, there was a whole effort in what was called the control branch of the Regional Medical Centers, where they were working on the use of drugs against high blood pressure in the community and they wanted to show that the giving of drugs for high blood pressure, would lower blood pressure and also reduce the deaths from stroke. It's done on a community-wide basis. That's another important one that's been curtailed. It's not stopped.

Well, one useful thing that we felt at least was constructive was that Dr. Lee, who had been the Assistant Secretary of HEW for Health, Philip Lee, retired, and then Finch tried to approach Knowles. You know the great commotion about Knowles



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