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Citario / El dijo que...: George W. Merck


"We try never to forget that medicine is for the people. It is not for the profits. The profits follow, and if we have remembered that, they have never failed to appear. The better we have remembered it, the larger they have been."

George W(ilhelm) Merck*

Address to the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond (1 Dec 1950).
Quoted in James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras, Built to Last (1994, 1997), 48. 
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(*) American pharmaceutical manufacturer and executive who, in 1929, became president of his father's Merck chemical manufacturing company. He began pioneering systematic research which yielded the first synthesis of several vitamins and the first American-made penicillin used to treat an infection.
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