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sympathetic in Congress and had known something about research
efforts. So I had an appointment with him 10 minutes before the
rest of the lunch started. He said yes, he was sympathetic to it,
that he would talk to Finch about it, and that he would talk to Nixon.
Well, that was in October and nothing happened, although
I wrote him and I got no message.
I've recently received a letter from him: December 30,
1969. The letter says that he indeed had spoken to President Nixon
and Nixon was interested, and he thought I would see that Nixon would
do something in the near future. Now, this is the near future and I'm
hoping that perhaps he won't do it, because Senator Yarborough is
interested too in appointing a commission advisory to his Appropriations
Committee in the Senate. I went to see him about this first last spring.
You don't know about this?
No, I don't.
There was a book published last winter called A CURE
FOR CANCER, by a doctor called Solomon Garb. It seemed to me
to be a very lucid and intelligent appeal to make cancer a major effort,
not to keep on doing it the way we have been doing it but to put much
more substantial money into it, at least up to 600 million dollars to
begin with, and to try to work in every possible direction, to have a
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