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Gertrude Elion
Bullet She was an American Biochemist and Pharmacologist
Bullet She shared the 1968 Noble Peace Prize with George H. Hitchings and Sir James Black.
Bullet In 1950's, she worked with George Hitchings to create a method to produce drugs based on knowledge of biochemistry and disease
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Virginia Apgar
Bullet Created the Apgar score for newborns
BulletFirst woman to become professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
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Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale
BulletFounder of modern nursing
BulletPut in charge of British and Allied soldiers in Turkey
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Elizabeth Blackwell
Elizabeth Blackwell
BulletFirst woman to receive an M.D. degree from an American medical school
BulletFounded New York Infirmary for Woman and Children with colleagues
BulletFirst woman on the UK Medical Register
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