Drawing, Gene Therapy

Description (Brief)
In September 1990, four-year-old Ashanti DeSilva became the first patient to participate in the National Institutes of Health’s first human gene therapy trial. She made this colored pencil drawing, depicting her experience undergoing apheresis for her treatment, on October 9, 1991.
To learn more about the first NIH gene therapy trials, see object
1999.0008.01, the blood cell separator.
Source:
Accession File
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1991
artist
DeSilva, Ashanthi
place made
United States: Ohio, North Olmsted
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
crayon (overall material)
ink (overall material)
white (overall color)
orange (overall color)
red (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
periwinkle (overall color)
brown (overall color)
Measurements
average spatial: 23 cm x 30.2 cm; 9 1/16 in x 11 7/8 in
overall: 1/8 in x 12 in x 9 in; .3175 cm x 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
1993.3185.01
catalog number
1993.3185.01
nonaccession number
1993.3185
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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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