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Theranos and the Blood Test Scam | CAPITAL +

It is said to have been the deepest childhood and adolescent wishes of the American Elizabeth Holmes. For one thing: be rich. Filthy rich. On the other hand: follow in the footsteps of your great-great-grandfather and become a doctor. An injection phobia broke one of these dreams early on, but during her studies at Stanford University, the then 19-year-old is said to have had an idea to approach her ancestral model and financial wealth even without medical training: her own medical technology company .

In 2003 Elizabeth Holmes founded her own startup “Real-Time-Cures” (renamed “Theranos” a short time later), and broke her after only two semesters

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