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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1988

For their discoveries of important principles for drug treatment
Name - Sir James W. Black
Date of birth - 14 June 1924
InstitutionsLondon University, King's College Hospital Medical School London, United Kingdom
Country - United Kingdom

Description - Sir James Whyte Black, OM, FRS, FRSE, FRCP was a Scottish doctor and pharmacologist. He spent his career both as researcher and as an academic at several universities.


Name - Gertrude B. Elion
Date of birth - January 23, 1918
InstitutionsWellcome Research Laboratories Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
Country - USA

Description - Gertrude Belle Elion was an American biochemist and pharmacologist, and a 1988 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.


Name - George H. Hitchings
Date of birth - April 18, 1905
InstitutionsWellcome Research Laboratories Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
Country - USA

Description - George Herbert Hitchings was an American doctor who shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Sir James Black and Gertrude Elion "for their discoveries of important principles for drug treatment," Hitchings specifically for his work on chemotherapy.