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This man's pill : reflections on the 50th birthday of the pill

Author: Carl Djerassi
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Carl Djerassi was responsible for the chemical synthesis of the first steroid oral contraceptive: he is widely referred to as the 'father of the Pill'. In This Man's Pill, Djerassi reflects on the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Carl Djerassi; Carl Djerassi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Djerassi
ISBN: 0198606958 9780198606956
OCLC Number: 51315903
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Includes index.
Description: viii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: An exaltation of thirty: Murasaki and company --
Genealogy and birth of the pill --
Bitter pills --
The view from Tokyo --
Sex immorality --
From the pill to the PC --
Science-in-fiction is not science fiction. Is it autobiography? --
Behind the scrim of fiction --
The softer chemist --
The pill and Paul Klee --
Science on stage --
What if?
Responsibility: Carl Djerassi.

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To a degree almost totally foreign to scientists, Carl Djerassi has put himself and his science under the microscope. In the process, he ranges far afield from the social implications of this Read more...

 
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