Drawing, Gene Therapy

Drawing, Gene Therapy

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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.
Accession File
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing, gene therapy
date made
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)
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
catalog number
nonaccession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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