What scientist was born on today's date?

January 23
Pacific Time Zone

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 discovered.

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