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Gertrude B. Elion

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Gertrude B. Elion
BornGertrude Belle Elion
January 23, 1918(1918-01-23)
New York City
DiedFebruary 21, 1999(1999-02-21) (aged 81)
North Carolina
Notable awardsGarvan-Olin Medal (1968),
Nobel Prize in Medicine (1988)
National Medal of Science (1991)
Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award (1997)
National Inventors Hall of Fame (1991) (first woman to be inducted)

Gertrude Belle Elion (January 23, 1918 – February 21, 1999)[1] was an American biochemist and pharmacologist. In 1988, she received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.


  1. Avery, Mary Ellen (December 12, 2008). Fellows of the Royal Society 54: 161-168. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2007.0051 .

This person won a Nobel Prize