Lady Bird Johnson was a personal friend of Lasker, with whom she shared an interest in flowers, gardening, and urban beautification.
Their friendship gave Lasker access to President Lyndon Johnson, who credited medical science with saving his life after his
heart attack in 1958, and who was responsive to the memoranda and drafts of speeches Lasker regularly submitted to him.
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (40,978 Bytes)
1968-07-30 (July 30, 1968)
Johnson, Lady Bird
Original Repository: Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Mary Lasker Papers
I've just read the book on the Federal Health Programs you gave to the President the other day. The wonderful thing about
this book is that it is an understandable capsule account which even a person constantly on the run (as we all are today)
may read, and, better than that, take in and remember. The pictures add so graphically to one's understanding of this
poignant yet exciting subject.
You do so much. I wanted to add my thanks to the many millions of others.