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Gertrude B. Elion’s birthday

Gertrude B. Elion’s birthday

Gertrude B. Elion’s birthday


Nobel Prize Laureate

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Today’s #Birthday: Gertrude Belle Elion (1918) – After teaching chemistry because jobs for female researchers were then scarce, Elion got work as an assistant at a drug company and went on to become a pioneering US pharmacologist. With George Hitchings, she developed treatments for leukemia, autoimmune disorders, urinary tract infections, gout, malaria, and viral herpes. Although Nobel Prizes are rarely awarded to drug company employees, the duo shared in the 1988 Nobel… http://ow.ly/2DbzIp

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