Drawing, Gene Therapy

Description (Brief)
In January 1991, at the age of nine, Cindy Cutshall became the second patient to participate in the National Institutes of Health’s first human gene therapy trial. Around the time of her treatment, she made this colored pencil drawing depicting a “good gene” and a “bad gene,” signing the bottom right corner with her initials.
To learn more about the first NIH gene therapy trials, see object
1999.0008.01, the blood cell separator.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1991-1992
maker
Cutshall, Cindy
place made
United States: Ohio, Canton
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
pencil (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
white (overall color)
brown (overall color)
purple (overall color)
red (overall color)
green (overall color)
Measurements
average spatial: 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm; 9 1/32 in x 12 in
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
1992.0072.03
catalog number
1992.0072.03
accession number
1992.0072
Credit Line
Cindy Cutshall
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Science & Mathematics
Biotechnology and Genetics
Health & Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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