It was in the early 1950sThe 28 year old pharmaceutical chemist created something that would change the very fabric of our society .
His name was Carl Djerassi. He was a Bulgarian]American who led a team that came up with an oral contraceptive that became known – and is still known today – as simply The Pill . Djerassi has been dubbed “the father of The Pill.”
In 1992 he wrote a memoir called The Pill, Pygmy Chimps, and Degas’s Horse, a reflection on a life that was filled with far more than white lab coats and experiments. And that’s when he and I had a conversation about it.
So here now, from 1992, Carl Djerassi.
Carl Djerassi died in 2015. He was 91.
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