The first woman inducted in the National Inventors Hall of Fame: Gertrude Belle Elion

Meet Gertrude Belle Elion, the first woman inducted in the National Inventors Hall of fame. Elion was the daughter of immigrants, graduated college at 19 and went on to pursue a PhD in Chemistry.

She struggled to find work during a time when women were refused positions in laboratories.

Elion persevered and in 1950, she developed two drugs for the treatment of cancer and became a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine!

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