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Gertrude B. Elion M.S.[Chemisty]

Gertrude B. Elion M.S.[Chemisty]

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1988
National Medal of Science - Chemistry 1991

Chemist, Pharmacologist. Discovered principles for drug treatment; developed drugs - anticancer, immunosuppressive, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-gout, anti-malarial. Purines.

"I was a child with an insatiable thirst for knowledge. My beloved grandfather died of cancer when I was 15. I was highly motivated to discover a cure for this terrible disease".

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Gertrude B. Elion, Biographical memoir by Mary Ellen Avery. National Academy of Sciences, 15 pages.

Rational drug design: Gertrude Elion and George Hitchings. Wellcome Trust, 2011. 12p

Gertrude Elion, Women of Valor, Jewish Women's Archive

Gertrude Elion, New York Times obituary By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN, Published: February 23, 1999

Title:
Woman Scientists: Reflections, Challanges, and Breaking Boundaries
Author:
Magdolna Hargittal
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, 2015
ISBN:
0199359989, 9780199359981
Length:
363 pages
Subjects:
Science History
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Woman scientists.
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Title:
The Door in the Dream: Conservations with Eminent Women in Science
Author:
Elga Wasserman
Edition:
Illustrated, reprint revised
Publisher:
Joseph Henry Press, 2000
ISBN:
0309086191, 9780309086196
Length:
254 pages
Subjects:
General Science
Summary:
Although much has been written about barriers to women in science, very little work celebrates the wisdom and insights of the women who have risen to the top of their chosen scientific profession. Here are the personal stories of women scientists who have achieved the honor of election to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. From their passionate love of research to their struggle to balance the demands of home and career, these intimate portraits offer widely different insights about how being female has affected their careers.
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Name: Gertrude Belle Elion
Birth: 23 January 1918, New York, NY, USA
Death: 21 February 1999, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Institution: Wellcome Research Laboratories, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
Award: "for their discoveries of important principles for drug treatment"
Subject: Pharmacology
Portion of cash: 1/3
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