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The pill, pygmy chimps, and Degas' horse : the autobiography of Carl Djerassi.

Author: Carl Djerassi
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Father of the birth control pill, developer of antihistamines, founder of biomedical companies, teacher of world-class chemists, best-selling novelist ... As The Scientist notes, 'Few can match Carl Djerassi's juggling act for success and longevity.' Here is Djerassi's remarkable autobiography. Blending vivid descriptions of the lucrative world of drug development with controversial chapters on the politics of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Djerassi, Carl.
Pill, pygmy chimps, and Degas' horse.
New York : Basic Books, ©1992
(OCoLC)607846784
Online version:
Djerassi, Carl.
Pill, pygmy chimps, and Degas' horse.
New York : Basic Books, ©1992
(OCoLC)622792387
Named Person: Carl Djerassi; Carl Djerassi; Carl Djerassi; Carl Djerassi; Carl Djerassi; Carl Djerassi
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Djerassi
ISBN: 0465057594 9780465057597 0465057586 9780465057580
OCLC Number: 25026791
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Freud and I --
"Dear Mrs. Roosevelt" --
The quest for Alfred E. Neuman --
"No depression" --
Birth of the Pill --
Like father, like son --
"What kind of chemist are you?" --
Interlude: The big drop --
The Pill at twenty --
Condoms for the teacher --
"How do you get a cockroach to take the Pill?" --
Pugwash --
Perestroika 1970 --
Pygmy chimps --
The Pill at forty: what now? --
Interlude: Peacockery --
Degas' horse --
A scattering of ashes --
Return to Vienna: "Wien, Wien, nur du allein ..." --
Mind the gaps.

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