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The John E. Fogarty Papers

Letter from John E. Fogarty to George Mahon pdf (250,137 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from John E. Fogarty to George Mahon
The series of letters between Fogarty, Rep. George Mahon, John Heller (NCI), Surgeon General Leroy Burney, and James Shannon concerned an inquiry regarding progress in understanding and treating leukemia, and new ideas about possible viral etiology of the cancer.
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1958-10-21 (October 21, 1958)
Fogarty, John E.
Mahon, George
United States House of Representatives
Original Repository: Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections at Providence College
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Redefining the Federal Role in Public Health, Medical Research, and Education, 1949-1960
Metadata Record Letter from George Mahon to John E. Fogarty (September 19, 1958) pdf (337,326 Bytes) ocr (1,628 Bytes)
Metadata Record Letter from James A. Shannon to John E. Fogarty (October 8, 1958) pdf (464,385 Bytes) ocr (2,346 Bytes)
Metadata Record Memorandum from J. R. Heller to Leroy Burney (September 29, 1958) pdf (2,539,513 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Box Number: 46
Folder Number: 580
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Letters (correspondence)
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October 21, 1958
Dear George:
The substance of your letter of September 19th has been brought to the attention of Dr. Shannon and his staff at the National Institutes of Health. They inform me that a recent memorandum concerning the status of leukemia research was prepared by Dr. Heller, Director of the National Cancer Institute, for the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service for transmission and it seems to me to set forth the current situation as viewed by the National Institutes of Health.
As you are aware, I am intensely interested in accelerating research in cancer and from all I learn, there is real hope in the next few years for a breakthrough in knowledge of the cause and treatment of leukemia. At the same time however, we must be prepared to expect that research in this area will require the utmost in patience, effort and imagination before we can expect to have answers which can be translated in terms of saving human lives.
With all good wishes,
Sincerely yours,
John E. Fogarty
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