Carl Djerassi

Carl Djerassi

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Carl Djerassi (born October 29, 1923 in Vienna, Austria), is an Austrian-American chemist, novelist, and playwright best known for his contribution to the development of the first oral contraceptive pill (OCP). Djerassi is emeritus professor of chemistry at Stanford University. He participated in the invention in 1951, together with Mexican Luis E. Miramontes and Hungarian George Rosenkranz, of the progestin norethindrone-which, unlike progesterone, remained effective when taken orally and was far stronger than the naturally occurring hormone. His preparation was first administered as an oral contraceptive to animals by Gregory Pincus and Min Chueh Chang and to women by John Rock. Djerassi remarked that he did not have birth control in mind when he began working with progesterone-"not in our wildest dreams... did we imagine (it)."show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135866583
  • 9786135866582