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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