Thursday, December 31, 2009

Quote of the Day

From the NYT obit of Ruth Lilly:

Lilly battled depression for most of her life but was helped greatly by Eli Lilly & Co.'s blockbuster antidepressant Prozac, which came on the market in 1988, The Indianapolis Star reported.

I suppose you could say this multi-billion-dollar innovation 'helped' her in more ways than one. Also of note: her unprecedented $100 million donation to the Poetry Foundation was made despite the fact that its flagship publication, Poetry Magazine, repeatedly rejected her submissions.