Flacking With the 'Father of Birth Control' for Cockroaches

February 10, 2015 4:42 PM

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Flacking With the 'Father of Birth Control' for Cockroaches

Last week brought news that a great man had died, Dr. Carl Djerassi. He was someone I briefly worked with more than 25 years ago, a man who made a deep and lasting impression on me in many ways. And though you probably don't realize it, he is someone who touches your life daily, thanks to his serial chemical genius.

First and foremost, Dr. Djerassi was renowned as one of the "fathers of the human birth control pill," a catalyst for all the convenience, conflict and cultural change it begat. But, he didn't stop there. Djerassi also patented antihistamine, cortisone and other pharmaceutical wonders that continue ...

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