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Amazing People: Founder of Djerassi Resident Artist Program: Dr. Carl Djerassi

[I wrote this in 1999.] Stanford chemistry Professor Dr. Carl Djerassi is often called the “father of the birth control pill.” In 1951, the brilliant young organic chemist made history by synthesizing the first steroid effective as an oral contraceptive … Continue reading

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