Elion Gertrud
Country United States
Category Medicine
Year 1988

Elion Gertrud, 1918 - 1999, Year won 1988, developed many revolutionary life saving drugs..

Gertrud Elion was born in New-York in 1918. She received the 1988 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine, together with James Black and George Hitchings, “For their discoveries of important principles for drug treatment.”

Elion applied her knowledge of DNA synthesis in the cell to the production of drugs for leukemia and malaria as well as a medicine that facilitates organ transplants.

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