Announces "the other four companies are participating in the CTR [Council for Tobacco Research] CTR Special Projects, and that all companies are participating in the A.D. Little Review" conference, referencing numerous industry-sponsored investigators. Opines Friberg's "effort is expected to solidify the support for what we consider the more objective view" relative to industry preparations for Congressional hearings.
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F. Hetsko, Esq.
Vice President and General Counsel
American Tobacco Company
245 Park Avenue 'j
New York, New York 1001"
Your letters to Bill Shinn dated November 21 with re-
~spect to the above as well as Dr. Hickey, Barbara Brown and the
D. Little Review have come to my attention. I am pleased to
advise that the other four companies are participating in the
CTR Special Projects, and that all companies are participating
in the A. D. Little Review.
your letter respecting Dr. Friberg, you stated that' .:i,~.i~.
felt we should know with whom Dr. Friberg would propose to ......
discuss his agenda for such a conference, and the persons that he
contemplate including in the conference, Alex Holtzman has
spending a great deal of time on this matter, and he informs -.+~~+~+"+c
me that those to be involved would be DES. Little, Hockett, Seltzer, +.+ .-: .
Epstein, Hrubeck and Rosenman. Epstein, you will recall is from
Michigan and has done the work in which he found that there was no
.~ncrease in prevalence of heart disease among smokers. Hrubeck
was heavily involved in the American twin study, and Rosenman is
heart specialist in San Francisco who is associated with Fried- .~.-'-.~.+"
and who is preparing a statement for use in Congress. Rosenman .. +~
~has been seen by Ed Cooke and by Alex Holtzman ~~-~ r"+~++~,~'+~+~++,++i,~'-#~
I should also add that Frlberg is an associate of Dr. .~+'~;~..,
Cederlof, and Dr. Cederlof has already supplied us with his state-
secured by Alex Holtzman which we plan to use in any hearings
~that may be held..
': : ..
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• " In summary, I think it is fair to say that Dr.
• . ~ ~ ~ " • "t those who have
Friberg is not plannlng on conferrlng wl h
~ached premature'c°nclusi°ns'~but his effort is expected
solidify the support for what we Consider the more
~avid R. Hardy