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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

Gertrude B. Elion

Title: Scientist Emeritus
Affiliation:   Burroughs Wellcome Company
    3030 Cornwalis Road
    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709 USA
Gender:   Female

Year Deceased:   1999
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Award Discipline:   Chemistry
Award Year:   1991
Citation:   "For her basic research which enhanced the sciences of chemistry and medicine by elucidating fundamental principles of drug-receptor interactions for nucleic acid antagonists."
    Presented by President Bush at a White House Rose Garden Ceremony on September 16, 1991.
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Nobel Laureate:   Physiology or Medicine, 1988


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