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Hamill discusses the research on the link between smoking and cancer, the organization of the Advisory Committee, and the intensity of the smoking debate, among other issues.
Hamill discusses the political pressures within and outside of the Advisory Committee, Surgeon General Luther Terry’s role, and the difficulties within epidemiological research, among other issues.
Hamill discusses preparations for the first two Advisory Committee meetings, internal conflicts with Surgeon General Luther Terry and Assistant Surgeon General James Hundley, and the strain of the job, among other issues.
Hamill discusses receiving assistance from the Public Health Service, his loss of control over the study, and changes in the Advisory Committee after he left, among other issues.
Hamill discusses the participation of various government agencies, the first press conference following the release of the report on smoking, and the ultimate consequences of the report, among other issues.
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