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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

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.

Nobel Laureate:

Physiology or Medicine, 1988

 

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