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The first woman inducted in the National Inventors Hall of Fame: Gertrude Belle Elion

Meet Gertrude Belle Elion, the first woman inducted in the National Inventors Hall of fame. Elion was the daughter of immigrants, graduated college at 19 and went on to pursue a PhD in Chemistry. She struggled to find work during a time when women were refused positions in laboratories. Elion persevered and in 1950, she …

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The original new woman.

“I am the original new woman…Why, before Lucy Stone, Mrs.Bloomers, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony were— before they were, I am.” Mary Edwards Walker, MD was a surgeon, abolitionist, prisoner of war, prohibitionist and a #badass during the 1800s. Walker was the first woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor- awarded for her work in …

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