Medicine: How Much, How Soon?

Is the U.S. spending enough money on lifesaving medical research? Could such killing and crippling diseases as cancer, heart disorders, arthritis and mental illness be brought under swift control by a crash program like World War II's Manhattan Project? What should be the Federal Government's share in financing research? Informed answers to these questions—literally, matters of life and death for millions—came this week from a committee set up a year ago by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

Chaired by Louisiana-born Dr. Stanhope Bayne-Jones, 69, onetime dean of the Yale School of Medicine and lately boss of Army medical research, the...

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