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Carl Djerassi, 91, a Creator of the Birth Control Pill, Dies

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Carl Djerassi, 91, a Creator of the Birth Control Pill, Dies

Posted by The New York Times, 31 January, 2015

 

Carl Djerassi, an eminent chemist who 63 years ago synthesized a hormone that changed the world by creating the key ingredient for the oral contraceptive known as “the pill,” died at his home in San Francisco. He was 91.


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