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The Nobel Prize winner responds to a letter from a man in Westland, Michigan.
Typed Letter signed: "Gertrude B. Elion", 1 page, 8½x11. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 1995 August 29. On letterhead of The Wellcome Research Laboratories and addressed to Del Reddy, Westland, Michigan. In full: "Dear Mr. Reddy, Thanks for your kind words and for letting me see the picture taken s Inventure Place. That really was a fun week-end. I don't have an 8x10 photo but perhaps the enclosed 5x7 will do. Best regards, Sincerely" Biochemist and pharmacologist Gertrude B. Elion (1918-1999) shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her "discoveries of important principles for drug treatment." She produced drugs for herpes, leukemia, malaria, gout and immune disorders. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: January 23, 1918 in New York City, New York
Died: February 21, 1999 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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