Free scientist poster: Gertrude Elion (1918–1999)

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Who was Gertrude Elion?

Gertrude was born in 1918 in New York. She was an American pharmacologist and biochemist. She was inspired to pursue a career in medical research after her grandfather died of stomach cancer, and she lost her fiancé due to complications with his heart. After these tragic losses, she dedicated her life to finding new treatments for many diseases including different cancers.