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Article from Burroughs Wellcome newsletter announcing Gertrude Elion's receipt of the American Chemical Society's Garvan Medal

Article from Burroughs Wellcome newsletter announcing Gertrude Elion's receipt of the American Chemical Society's Garvan Medal

The Garvan Medal was Elion's first major award and she was thrilled to receive it. The Garvan Medal, however, was the only American Chemical Society prize for which she could compete: until 1980, women were ineligible for any other ACS awards.

GERTRUDE ELION HONORED BY AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
Gertrude B. Elion, head of Experimental Therapy in our research laboratories, has won the American Chemical Society's $2000 Garvan Medal. The Garvan Medal was established in 1936 to recognize outstanding U.S. women chemists. The award will be presented to Miss Elion at the 155th national ACS meeting in San Francisco next April.

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1968

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