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Carl Djerassi (born October 29, 1923 in Vienna, Austria), is an American chemist, novelist, and playwright best known for his contribution to the development of the first oral contraceptive pill (OCP). Djerassi is emeritus professor of chemistry at Stanford University.

He participated in the invention in 1951, together with Mexican Luis E. Miramontes and Hungarian George Rosenkranz, of the progestin norethindrone...which, unlike progesterone, remained effective when taken orally and was far stronger than the naturally occurring hormone. His preparation was first administered as an oral contraceptive to animals by Gregory Pincus and Min Chueh Chang and to women by John Rock. Djerassi remarked that he did not have birth control in mind when he began working with progesterone..."not in our wildest dreams did we imagine (it)".

He is also the author of several novels in the "science-in-fiction" genre, including Cantor's Dilemma, in which he explores the ethics of modern scientific research through his protagonist, Dr. Cantor.

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Total Books: 47
In Retrospect  From the Pill to the Pen
2014 - In Retrospect From the Pill to the Pen (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781783265312
ISBN-10: 1783265310
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math
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How I Beat Coca-Cola and Other Tales of One-Upmanship
2013 - How I Beat Coca-cola and Other Tales of One-upmanship (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780299295042
ISBN-10: 0299295044
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Chemie im Theater Killerblumen
2012 - Chemie Im Theater Killerblumen (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783709970058
ISBN-10: 3709970059
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Chemistry in Theatre Insufficiency Phallacy or Both
2012 - Chemistry in Theatre Insufficiency Phallacy or Both (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781848169388
ISBN-10: 1848169388
Genres: Arts & Photography, Science & Math
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Foreplay Hannah Arendt the Two Adornos and Walter Benjamin
Sex in an Age of Technological Reproduction ICSI and Taboos
Phallstricke Tabus
2006 - Phallstricke Tabus (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783852185026
ISBN-10: 3852185025
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Calcolo
2006 - Calcolo (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788883231292
ISBN-10: 8883231295
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Aufgedeckte Geheimnisse
2005 - Aufgedeckte Geheimnisse (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783852184715
ISBN-10: 3852184711
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Newton's Darkness Two Dramatic Views
2004 - Newton's Darkness Two Dramatic VIews (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781860943904
ISBN-10: 186094390X
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math
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Ego
2004 - Ego (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783852184487
ISBN-10: 3852184487
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This Man's Pill Reflections on the 50th Birthday of the Pill
Sex Vom Wissen und Wnschen
2001 - Sex Vom Wissen Und Wnschen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783775710688
ISBN-10: 377571068X
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Die Mutter der Pille Autobiographie
2001 - Die Mutter Der Pille Autobiographie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783453188556
ISBN-10: 3453188551
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Oxygen
2001 - Oxygen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783527304134
ISBN-10: 3527304134
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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No
2000 - No (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140296549
ISBN-10: 0140296549
Genre: Substores
  • Currently 2.3/5 Stars.
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An Immaculate Misconception  Sex in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Menachem's Seed  A Novel
1998 - Menachem's Seed a Novel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140277944
ISBN-10: 0140277943
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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No A Novel
1998 - No a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780820320328
ISBN-10: 0820320323
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction
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The Pill Pygmy Chimps and Degas' Horse/the Remarkable Autobiography of the Award-Winning Scientist Who Synthesized the Birth Control Pill
1990 - Carl Djerassi Steroids Made It Possible [Profiles, Pathways, and Dreams] (Hardcover)
Steroids Made It Possible [Profiles, pathways, and dreams] (Paperback)
An Immaculate Misconception [L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collection] (Audio CD)