Gertrude B. Elion (Biochemistry)
Birthday: 1918, New York City, USA
Gertrude Elion shared the 1988 Nobel prize in physiology or
medicine. She is one of the few Nobel Prize winners without a doctorate degree.
She developed treatments for gout and herpes, laid the way for the development
of AZT (azidothymidine), and helped change the way new drugs are