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Patent for Gertrude Elion and George Hitchings for 6-Mercaptopurine, 1954

This 1954 patent, given to Gertrude Elion and George Hitchings, was for Mercaptopurine which is used to treat lymphatic leukemia. This was one of 45 patents Elion was granted over the course of her career.
Courtesy of Estate of Gertrude B. Elion

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Patent for Gertrude Elion and George Hitchings for 6-Mercaptopurine, 1954." (Viewed on June 18, 2019) <https://jwa.org/media/patent-granted-to-george-hitchings-and-gertrude-elion-for-6-mercaptopurine>.

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