Rusk wrote to Flemming (whose views on Health for Peace were rather different from his own) asking for a meeting to discuss
an accord. He attached a copy of memorandum mailed to members of the Committee on Health for Peace.
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1959-10-13 (October 13, 1959)
Rusk, Howard A.
Flemming, Arthur S.
U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Original Repository: Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections at Providence College
Redefining the Federal Role in Public Health, Medical Research, and Education, 1949-1960
Memorandum from Howard A. Rusk to the Committee on Health for Peace (October 15, 1959)
Box Number: 2
Folder Number: 5
October 13, 1959
Enclosed is a memorandum which I am mailing to a large number of persons who are interested in The International Health and
Medical Research Act of 1959. I am enclosing also a copy of a speech which I made at the recent luncheon for the Lasker Award
winners of the American Public Health Association, a copy of an article I wrote recently in The New York Times, and copies
of a letter I wrote the President and his reply.
During the Congressional hearings on The International Health and Medical Research Act of 1959, it became increasingly apparent
that certain areas of disagreement exist between various groups which are deeply concerned with this legislation. By virture
of your position, you became the spokesman for one point of view, and by virture of my tremendous interest in the legislation,
I have become one of several spokesmen for another point of view. As I pointed out in the memorandum, I think these are honest
differences of opinion.
I would like very much to have the opportunity of sitting down with you to discuss these matters personally. I could make
a special trip to Washington to do this. However, if you are going to be in New York at any time for such a discussion. Nothing
would please me more than to have you some and lunch with me at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on your
next visit to New York, both to see our program and to discuss these matters.