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The Mary Lasker Papers

Title:
Letter from James D. Watkins to Mary Lasker pdf (47,227 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from James D. Watkins to Mary Lasker
Number of Image Pages:
1 (47,227 Bytes)
Date:
1989-03-31 (March 31, 1989)
Creator:
Watkins, James D.
United States Department of Energy
Recipient:
Lasker, Mary
Source:
Original Repository: Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Mary Lasker Papers
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Exhibit Category:
Biographical Information
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Mary Lasker to James D. Watkins (February 24, 1989) pdf (39,178 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number:
684
Unique Identifier:
TLBBML
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Series I
SubSeries: Cataloged Correspondence
Folder: Watkins, James
Transcript:
March 31, 1989
Dear Mrs. Lasker:
Thank you for your kind letter of congratulations on my appointment as Secretary of Energy. The outpouring of support from colleagues throughout the country has been truly overwhelming.
I am looking forward to serving in the Bush Administration and tackling the important energy issues facing our nation. In that regard, I have been pleased to learn of the Department of Energy's outstanding achievements in the field of nuclear medicine and epidemiology. Much of the diagnostic and treatment technology now in use in hospitals around the world had its origins in this Department's research laboratories. In addition, the Department funds one of the world's largest ongoing epidemiologic studies, following individuals exposed to nuclear radiation during World War II.
I look forward to talking with you and with Terry Lierman at some future date about the Department's medical efforts, and about how we can better interact with the private sector.
Thank you again for your letter of congratulations, and please accept my warmest regards.
Sincerely,
James D. Watkins
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2008-10-22
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