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Gertrude Elion discussing George Hitchings' efforts to get her into the American Society of Biological Chemists

"He wrote a letter which kind of took me by surprise. And it said, I know she has three strikes against her. She doesn't have a Ph.D., she's a woman, and she works for industry. Nevertheless, I'm going to tell you about her. And when I was elected to that organization that spring, I thought that was the most wonderful thing that had ever happened to me."

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1999

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Gertrude Elion discussing George Hitchings' efforts to get her into the American Society of Biological Chemists." (Viewed on August 29, 2014) <http://jwa.org/media/gertrude-elion-discussing-george-hitchings-efforts-to-get-her-into-american-society-of-biologi>.

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