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"I couldn't wait to go to school. I used to drive my parents crazy, because they said I couldn't go to school yet. But I already knew how to read, so why was I going to not go to school?"

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Gertrude Elion discussing her eagerness to attend school as a young child." (Viewed on April 17, 2014) <>.