October 25, 2021

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The Woman Who Changed Drug Development

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The Woman Who Changed Drug Development

From a new method of drug design to an antiviral agent for herpes, Gertrude Elion’s works totally transformed the world of drug development.

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Sources:
https://jwa.org/womenofvalor/elion

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Image Sources:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?sort=relevance&search=Gertrude+B.+Elion&title=Special:Search&profile=advanced&fulltext=1&advancedSearch-current=%7B%7D&ns0=1&ns6=1&ns12=1&ns14=1&ns100=1&ns106=1#/media/File:Nci-vol-8236-300_Gertrude_Elion.jpg
https://wellcomecollection.org/works/eq42gqut#licenseInformation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercaptopurine#/media/File:Mercaptopurin_ball-and-stick.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aciclovir#/media/File:Aciclovir_ball-and-stick.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zidovudine#/media/File:Zidovudine-3D-balls.png
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sir_James_W._Black.png