Miller Center

Michael DeBakey

Speaker: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey
Date: June 29, 1969
Involved in initiating the establishment of a Department of Defense Medical Advisory Council and served on the initial Committee, to which he has been reappointed through the time of the interview. Appointed by Johnson as the Chairman of the Commission on Heart Disease, Cancer and Stroke. Background in medical research, though which he became acquainted with Johnson while he was in Congress. Served as chairman of a special ad hoc committee in the National Democratic Party for advising the Platform Committee on the health problem, thus working with the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations; involved in the passage of the Medicare Bill.