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The birth of the pill : how four crusaders reinvented sex and launched a revolution

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Immersed in radical feminist politics, scientific ingenuity, establishment opposition, and, ultimately, a sea change in social attitudes, this is the fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.

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Dansville Public Library 618.1 EIG (Text)
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua 618.1 EIG (Text)
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393073720 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0393073726 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: x, 388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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A winter night -- A short history of sex -- Spontaneous ovlulatoins -- A go-to-hell look -- Lover and fighter -- Rabbit tests -- "I'm a sexologist" -- The socialite and the sex maniac -- A shotgun question -- Rock's rebound -- What makes a rooster crow? -- A test in disguise -- Cabeza de negro -- The road to shrewsbury -- "Weary & depressed" -- The trouble with women -- A San Juan weekend -- The women of the asylum -- John Rock's hard place -- As easy as aspirin -- A deadline to meet -- "The miracle tablet maybe" -- Hope to the hopeless -- Trials -- "Papa Pincus's pink pills for planned parenthood" -- Jack Searle's big bet -- The birth of the pill -- "Believed to have magical powers" -- The double effect -- La seƱora de las pastillas -- An unlikely pitch man -- "A whole new bag of beans" -- The climax -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
Immersed in radical feminist politics, scientific ingenuity, establishment opposition, and, ultimately, a sea change in social attitudes, this is the fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.
Subject: McCormick, Katherine Dexter, 1876-1967.
Pincus, Gregory, 1903-1967.
Rock, John, 1890-1984.
Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966.
Oral contraceptives > History.
Contraception > history.
Contraception > history.
Oral contraceptives.
Genre: History.


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