Women of Valor



Gertrude Elion, 1918 - 1999

Published Sources

Altman, Lawrence K. "Gertrude Elion, Drug Developer, Dies at 81." New York Times, February 23, 1999, accessed March 3, 2000; available from http://www.wellesley.edu/Chemistry/chem227/news/obit-elion.html.

Ambrose, Susan A., Kristin L. Dunkle, Barbara B. Lazarus, Indira Nair, and Deborah A. Harkus. Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering: No Universal Constants. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1997.

Bailey, Martha J. American Women in Science: A Biographical Dictionary. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 1994.

Bouton, Katherine. "The Nobel Pair." New York Times Magazine, January 29, 1989, 28+.

Brokaw, Tom. The Greatest Generation. New York: Random House, 1998.

Cawthon, Frances. "The science of perseverance: Nobel winner Elion inducted into Women's Hall of Fame." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, November 18, 1991, sec F, 1.

Colburn, Don. "Pathway to the Prize: Gertrude Elion, From Unpaid Lab Assistant to Nobel Glory." Washington Post, October 25, 1988, sec Z, 10.

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"Gertrude B. Elion, Nobel Prize in Medicine." Biography, Academy of Achievement, accessed February 16, 2000; available at http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/eli0bio-1.

"Gertrude B. Elion, Nobel Prize in Medicine." Interview March 6, 1991, Academy of Achievement, accessed February 16, 2000; available at http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/eli0int-1.

"Gertrude B. Elion, Inventure Minute." Audio from the National Inventors Hall of Fame, accessed August 13, 2007 from http://www.invent.org/m14.4/elion.ra.

"Gertrude Belle Elion." National Inventors Hall of Fame, accessed August 13, 2007; available from http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/51.html.

"Gertrude Belle Elion (1918–1999). Anti-cancer and other lifesaving drugs." Lemelson-MIT Program's Invention Dimension, accessed August 13, 2007 from http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/elion2.html.

"Gertrude Elion Memorial." (Video), March 27, 1999, GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Heritage Center.

Goodman, Miles. "Gertrude Belle Elion (1918- )." In Women in Chemistry and Physics: A Biobibliographic Sourcebook, ed. Louise S. Grinstein, et.al. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993, 169-172.

Holloway, Marguerite. "The satisfaction of delayed gratification." Scientific American, October 1991, 40+.

"The Legacy of Gertrude Elion: Inventor of Medicines." (Video.) ©1999, Bella International Productions, Inc.

McGrayne, Sharon Bertsch. Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries. New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1993.

Murray, Emily J., ed. Notable Twentieth-Century Scientists. New York: Gale Research Inc., 1995.

Parrish, Marilyn McKinley. "Gertrude Belle Elion (1918- ), Biochemist." In Notable Women in the Physical Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary, ed. Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara Shearer. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997, 85-87.

"A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Drugs developed for leukemia." Accessed March 30, 2000; available at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/dm50le.html.

Slater, Elinor, and Robert Slater. Great Jewish Women. Middle Village, NY: Jonathan David Publishers, 1994.

"Women in Science." Scientific American, April 27, 1998, accessed August 13, 2007; available at http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=000B5E8B-C6B4-1CE1-8583809EC5880000&sc=I100322.

Archival Sources

GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Heritage Center: Company newsletters, reports, photographs, etc. relating to Gertrude B. Elion's career at Burroughs Wellcome and Glaxo Wellcome.

Estate of Gertrude B. Elion, currently housed by GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Heritage Center: Correspondence, publications, professional papers, photographs, etc. relating to Gertrude B. Elion's life and career.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Women of Valor - Gertrude Elion - Bibliography." (Viewed on April 19, 2014) <http://jwa.org/womenofvalor/elion/bibliography>.