Getting to Yes with Berezin, Harriman and Ferland

Ferland Louis H. ferlandl at ERE.UMontreal.CA
Thu Dec 28 02:02:51 EST 1995


On 25 Dec 1995, Bert Gold wrote:

> Date: 25 Dec 1995 01:04:24 GMT
> From: Bert Gold <bgold at itsa.ucsf.edu>
> To: bioforum at net.bio.net
> Subject: Getting to Yes with Berezin, Harriman and Ferland
> 
> Two of you (at least) are Canadian.  We (by which I mean I, as a US
> taxpayer) sent you (by which I mean you as Canadian scientists)
> $22 million US NIH last year (FY 94); Does this wholesale
> export of US dollars, north across the border make sense to
> you?  
> 
> It does not make sense to me!
> 
> NOW THAT I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION:
> 
> Can we all agree that Scientific Research and Medical Care IS
> a proper function of government???
> 
FERLAND
Yes, I do agree, by all means. I dare not say here what I think of a 
medical care system that leaves 35 million people (more than the entire 
population of this country!) without any form of medical insurance, with 
all the broken lives and families this generates when illness strikes. 
Nor dare I speculate on what is lurking around the corner in this neck of 
the wood...

GOLD
> Many in this country are currently having their doubts.
> 

FERLAND
To my great dismay, here too!

> Sincerely,
> 
> Bert Gold, Ph.D. (Born in New York City)
> University of California,
> San Francisco
> School of Medicine
> 
> 

Dr. Louis H. Ferland
Centre de Recherche, Hotel-Dieu de Montreal
Dept de Nutrition, Universite de Montreal
Phone: (514) 843-2757     FAX: (514) 843-2719




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