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"I think though in those days, if one had gotten married, one could not have stayed in?in the job in the same way that I did, nor could one have had children and not had to leave. But I think it's different now, I think women do have a choice of- but they can- they can have both, it's much more difficult, but it's- at that time it was almost impossible, really."

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Gertrude Elion's views on the problems facing women in the workplace, at the beginning of her career and today." (Viewed on April 16, 2014) <>.