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Gertrude Elion on Receiving Letters

Gertrude Elion discusses the importance of letters sent to her from patients helped by her medications.
Courtesy of Bella International Productions, Inc.
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"Most of the patients that I have helped have not been people that I've seen. They've written to me, and I treasure those letters. I keep every one of them, because that puts it on a very personal relationship for me. And every time I talk at a meeting or seminar, somebody always comes up and says, my child had leukemia and is now cured, or I have a transplant. I mean, it seems to me that it's so widespread, it really affects me to know how many people have really been impacted."
Bella International Productions, Inc.

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