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Author Eig, Jonathan author.

Title The birth of the pill : how four crusaders reinvented sex and launched a revolution / Jonathan Eig.

Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    618.1822 EIG    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    618.1822 EIG    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    618.1822 EIG    Available
Description x, 388 pages ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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 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
ISBN 9780393073720 (hardcover)
0393073726 (hardcover)

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