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Developer of birth control pill dies

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 05:50
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Carl Djerassi has a passion for writing plays with scientific content - a genre he dubbed science-in-theatre

Chicago

CARL Djerassi, an Austrian-born chemist who helped to develop the birth control pill before becoming a playwright and novelist, died in San Francisco at the age of 91, his family said.

Prof Djerassi, professor emeritus at Stanford University, was the leader of a team of