Podcast: Gertrude Elion opens doors (part 1)
Gertrude Elion's dream of curing cancer led her to develop new drugs to fight the disease. One of only 33 women to win the Nobel Prize, Elion was a pathbreaker for women interested in careers in medical research. Before her death in 1999, the Lemelson Center talked with Elion about her life's work.

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"Prototype Online: Inventive Voices" is a production of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center. Written and hosted by Paul Rosenthal. Audio production by Benjamin Bloom. Theme music by Will Eastman. Art Molella, executive producer. Gertrude Elion was originally interviewed in April 1997 by Helen Weiss and Michael Judd, former Lemelson Center educator; podcast released 10 March 2006.