(jə-räs′ē), Carl Born 1923.
Austrian-born American chemist noted for his work on the development of an oral contraceptive.
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Carl Djerassi and Gregory Pincus discovered 'the Pill.' Feminist movements advancing female education played their role (ibid 141-42).
In 1951, Rosenkranz and two colleagues Carl Djerassi, an Austrian-born scientist and fellow refugee from Nazi Europe, and Luis Miramontes, a Mexican doctoral student were credited with making norethindrone, a synthetic version of the hormone progesterone that is also called norethisterone.
In 1966, Lederberg recruited for us Professor Carl Djerassi, one of the most influential chemists of all time, the father of the Pill [birth control pill] and the head of Stanford's mass spectrometry laboratory.
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Syntex hired a young chemist called Carl Djerassi, who is often called "the father of the pill" and whose work on synthetic progesterone paralleled that being undertaken by Pincus and, separately, a third scientist, Frank Colton.
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 on Friday.
Carl Djerassi, 90, contributed to the invention of Norethisterone, the first highly active progestin, a synthetic steroid used in oral contraceptives.