Gertrude Elion


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Gertrude Belle Elion (January 23, 1918 – February 21, 1999) was an American biochemist and pharmacologist, and a 1988 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Working alone as well as with George H. Hitchings, Elion developed a multitude of new drugs, using innovative research methods that would later lead to the development of the AIDS drug AZT. more »

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  • ''Maybe I was young and "cute" (after all, I was only twenty then), but I've learned over the years that when you put white lab coats on chemists, they all look alike!''
    Gertrude Elion (b. 1918), U.S. scientist. As quoted in Feminine Ingenuity, ch. 15, by Anne L. MacDonald (1992). Said on July 6, 1989. She was reca...
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