This patent was one of 45 Elion was granted over the course of her career.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:
WHEREAS George H. Hitchings, of Tuckahoe, and Gertrude B. Elion, of Bronxville, New York, assignors to Burroughs Wellcome & Co. (U.S.A.) Inc., of Tuckahoe, New York, a corporation of New York,
PRESENTED TO THE Commissioner of Patents A PETITION PRAYING FOR THE GRANT OF LETTERS PATENT FOR AN ALLEGED NEW AND USEFUL INVENTION THE TITLE AND A DESCRIPTION OF WHICH ARE CONTAINED IN THE SPECIFICATION OF WHICH A COPY IS HEREUNTO ANNEXED AND MADE A PART HEREOF, AND COMPLIED WITH THE VARIOUS REQUIREMENTS OF LAW IN SUCH CASES MADE AND PROVIDED, AND
WHEREAS UPON DUE EXAMINATION MADE THE SAID CLAIMANTs are ADJUDGED TO BE JUSTLY ENTITLED TO A PATENT UNDER THE LAW.
NOW THEREFORE THESE Letters Patent ARE TO GRANT UNTO THE SAID Burroughs Wellcome & Co. (U.S.A.) Inc., its successors OR ASSIGNS FOR THE TERM OF SEVENTEEN YEARS FROM THE DATE OF THIS GRANT [illegible] TO EXCLUDE OTHERS FROM MAKING, USING, OR SELLING THE SAID INVENTION THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Patent Office to be affixed at the City of Washington this twenty-first day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-ninth.
E. Murry [signed]
Robert C Watson [signed]
Commissioner of Patents