Suicide Pill

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Carl Djerassi fled with his mother from Nazi persecution in Austria and flourished in the United States as a chemist and a writer, an entrepreneur and a teacher. In early 1950s he was one of three scientists whose work on synthetic progestagen laid the foundation for the first oral contraceptive pill, which the Federal Drug Administration approved for use in in 1960. Forty-nine years later, the 85-year-old professor emeritus from Stanford University wrote of his achievement for the Austrian newspaper, Der Standard. To Read More...