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Sunday, 01 February 2015
'Father of the Pill' Djerassi dies
Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died. Professor Djerrasi, 91, died of complications from cancer in his San Francisco, California, home, Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said. He was most famous for leading a research team in Mexico City that developed norethindrone, a synthetic molecule that became a key component of the first birth control pill in 1951 . The Pill, as it came to be known, radically transformed sexual practices and...
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