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Patent for Gertrude Elion and George Hitchings for 6-Mercaptopurine, 1954

Patent for Gertrude Elion and George Hitchings for 6-Mercaptopurine, 1954
This 1954 patent, given to Gertrude Elion and George Hitchings, was for Mercaptopurine which is used to treat lymphatic leukemia. This was one of 45 patents Elion was granted over the course of her career.
Courtesy of Estate of Gertrude B. Elion
Date / time
1954
Institution
Estate of Gertrude B. Elion

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Patent for Gertrude Elion and George Hitchings for 6-Mercaptopurine, 1954." (Viewed on February 13, 2016) <http://jwa.org/media/patent-granted-to-george-hitchings-and-gertrude-elion-for-6-mercaptopurine>.

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