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Gertrude Elion (1918–1999)

Gertrude Elion was born on January 23, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA as Gertrude Belle Elion. She died on February 21, 1999 in Chapel, North Carolina, USA. See full bio »

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Me & Isaac Newton
Me & Isaac Newton Herself - Chemist


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On imagination: Intuition is really nothing more than a subconscious accumulation of experiences that you've had that you don't think about consciously anymore.


Chemist who invented the leukemia-fighting drug 6-mercaptopurine, and other drugs that treat gout, herpes virus, and facilitate kidney transplants. See more »

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