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Gertrude B. Elion
Born Gertrude Belle Elion
(1918-01-23)January 23, 1918
New York City
Died February 21, 1999(1999-02-21) (aged 81)
North Carolina
Notable awards Garvan-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) was an American biochemist and pharmacologist. In 1988, she received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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