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GERTRUDE B. ELION
She was an American Biochemist and Pharmacologist
She shared the 1968 Noble Peace Prize with George H. Hitchings and Sir James Black.
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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Created the Apgar score for newborns
First woman to become professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
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Founder of modern nursing
Put in charge of British and Allied soldiers in Turkey
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First woman to receive an M.D. degree from an American medical school
Founded New York Infirmary for Woman and Children with colleagues
First woman on the UK Medical Register
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