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Carl Djerassi, Father of the Pill, Dies

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Carl Djerassi, Father of the Pill, Dies

Carl Djerassi, widely dubbed “the father of the Pill”, has died at his home in San Francisco at the age of 91. Though best known for synthesizing the hormone that became the key ingredient of the contraceptive pill, the eminent Stanford University professor emeritus made a number of significant contributions to science and technology.


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