Gertrude Elion with other recipients at the Nobel Prize awards ceremony
Note that Elion is the only woman among the recipients of the Nobel Prize in 1988. On stage in her bright blue chiffon dress, Elion stood out strongly among the tuxedo-clad men. While the men sat stiffly in their chairs, Elion smiled gaily and tapped her foot in time to the music. She seemed to think that the aria from Don Giovanni was being played just for her, a true opera lover.
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