Tuesday, April 27, 1971 - 5:24pm - 5:25pm
Richard Nixon, John Ehrlichman
White House Telephone


President Nixon: Just a minute.
Operator: [Chief Domestic Policy Adviser] Mr. [John D.] Ehrlichman, sir.
President Nixon: What's the name of that doctor—
John Ehrlichman: Kaplan.1
President Nixon: Huh?
Ehrlichman: Kaplan from Stanford.
President Nixon: This is the one that—
Ehrlichman: Henry Kaplan.
President Nixon: Henry Kaplan.
Ehrlichman: Right.
President Nixon: From Stanford.
Ehrlichman: And he was here for an interview yesterday with [Health, Education and Welfare Secretary] Elliott [Richardson] and [Science Adviser] Ed David.
President Nixon: Fine.
Ehrlichman: And they're very high on him.
President Nixon: Fine. Fine. Fine. Is he—and . . . OK. OK.
Ehrlichman: Right.
President Nixon: Fine.
1 Dr. Henry S. Kaplan was a leader in the use of radiation to fight cancer. (↑)

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