The Greatest Generation - Famous People, pgs. 303-326 Summary & Analysis

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Famous People, pgs. 303-326 Summary and Analysis

Gertrude Bells 'Trudy' Elon is a chemist. She graduates from high school at fifteen and college at nineteen. She goes on to earn a master's degree and then finds the only jobs open to her are in teaching. After the outbreak of war, many laboratories call her offering her jobs. Her first is in quality control at A&P. She then goes to Johnson & Johnson and then to Burroughs Welcome. She wants to work in cancer research and spends the next forty years working with Dr. George Hitchings. They are pioneers in medical research and developed drugs useful in treating leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, kidney stones and herpes virus. Trudy eventually becomes a department head. She never marries but becomes a role model and mentor for women. She and Hitchings win the Nobel Prize for...

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