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Gertrude Belle Elion
Birth: Jan. 23, 1918
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 1998
Chapel Hill (Orange County)
Orange County
North Carolina, USA

Biochemist and pharmacologist, and a 1988 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Born in New York City to Bertha (Cohen) and Robert Elion. Graduated from Hunter College in 1937, and received an honorary doctorate from George Washington University, the first of 25 honorary degrees. In 1988 she shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with George Hitchings, for development of rational method for drug design and discoveries in the principles of chemotherapy, that would later lead to the development of the AIDS drug AZT. She was the first woman inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1991, and also received the National Medal of Science, the United States' highest scientific honor. She never married. (bio by: Donna) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
 
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Originally Created by: Donna
Record added: Mar 31, 2013
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Gertrude Belle Elion
Added by: Alberto Blanco
 
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