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Dr. Frances Kelsey: American Hero, Government Regulator

Dr. Frances Kelsey passed away last week at the ripe old age of 101. She was a true hero in every sense of the word. How did she achieve this status? She did not pull someone out of a burning building. Didn’t dive into a lake to rescue a drowning child. Never threw herself on a hand grenade to save troops in combat, although she did find herself on a different type of battlefield. She became a hero in a most un-extraordinary way: she simply did her job in the most thorough, competent, and professional way imaginable.

Click here to read more from this August 12, 2015 Xconomy article by Stewart Lyman.

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