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"The first time that I went to the leukemia clinic at Sloan Kettering, and saw the first children who had been treated with 6-Mercaptopurine, who were in remission, I can remember then the feeling of, we've really done it, it really works."

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Gertrude Elion discussing her reaction to seeing leukemia patients in remission due to her drug." (Viewed on April 20, 2014) <>.