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Vice President Lu Receives Dr. Ferid Murad, 1998 Nobel Laureate in Medicine

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) Vice President Annette Lu received 1998 Nobel laureate in medicine, Dr. Ferid Murad, Friday at the Presidential Office.

Lu said that she had invited five Nobel laureates in peace and peace-loving dignitaries in the international community to Taiwan on Aug. 15, the armistice day of World War II, to attend a peace forum activity she organized.

The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, which came less than a month after she had met with the dignitaries who promoted peace, and the subsequent airstrikes by the United States and Britain have had a sobering effect on the nation.

Dr. Murad was accompanied by Wei Tse-ho, chairman of the National Science Council, when he called on Lu. This is Dr. Murad's first visit to Taiwan. He is making the trip at the invitation of a Taiwan biochemical company.

Lu also invited several dignitaries in domestic medical and biochemical circles to talk with Dr. Murad on anthrax, a disease that is currently a concern in the United States.

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