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Gertrude Elion Discusses her Reaction to Seeing Leukemia Patients in Remission Due to Her Drug

Chemist Gertrude Elion (1918 – 1999) discusses her reaction to seeing leukemia patients in remission due to her drug.

Date / time
1999
Transcript
"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 Discusses her Reaction to Seeing Leukemia Patients in Remission Due to Her Drug." (Viewed on July 26, 2017) <https://jwa.org/media/gertrude-elion-discussing-her-reaction-to-seeing-leukemia-patients-in-remission-due-to-her-dru>.

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