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elion, gertrude belle

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  (ěl'ē-ən, -ŏn')   
American pharmacologist who, with George Hitchings, developed drugs to treat leukemia and malaria, gout, herpes, and urinary and respiratory tract infections. She and Hitchings shared with Sir James Black the 1988 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
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