Essays Tagged: "Elion"

Damn the Torpedoes. Full Speed Ahead!

Gertrude Belle Elion met Leonard Canter, the love of her life, in July 1937, when she was 19 years old and full of ... h from cancer, scientific research had been her goal. The stock market crash in 1929 had bankrupted Elion's father, however, and she needed financial aid for graduate school.Despite her academic recor ... tation, chemotherapy, and antiviral pharmaceuticals possible.More than 300 love letters, written by Elion and Canter between 1937 and 1941 and discovered after her death, cast new light on how she dev ...

(8 pages) 29 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays