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Jungle laboratories : Mexican peasants, national projects, and the making of the Pill

Author: Gabriela Soto Laveaga
Publisher: Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2009.
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"In the 1940s chemists discovered that barbasco, a wild yam indigenous to Mexico, could be used to mass-produce synthetic steroid hormones. Barbasco spurred the development of new drugs, including cortisone and the first viable oral contraceptives, and positioned Mexico as a major player in the global pharmaceutical industry. yet few people today are aware of Mexico's role in achieving these advances in modern  Read more...
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Soto Laveaga, Gabriela, 1971-
Jungle laboratories.
Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)1101048198
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriela Soto Laveaga
ISBN: 9780822345879 0822345870 9780822346050 0822346052
OCLC Number: 319501016
Description: xiii, 331 [1] pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The Papaloapan, poverty, and a wild yam --
Mexican peasants, a foreign chemist, and the Mexican father of the Pill --
Discovering and gathering the new "green gold" --
Patents, compounds, and steroid-making peasants --
A yam, students, and a populist project --
The state takes control of barbasco : the emergence of Proquivemex (1974/1976) --
Proquivemex and transnational steroid laboratories --
Barbasqueros into Mexicans --
Root of discord.
Responsibility: Gabriela Soto Laveaga.

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In the 1940s chemists discovered that barbasco, a wild yam indigenous to Mexico, could be used to mass produce synthetic steroid hormones. This title reconstructs the story of how rural yam pickers,  Read more...

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