DEAD: The father of the pill

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

The father of the pill

American chemistry professor, inventor, author, playwright

Carl Djerassi (October 29, 1923 – January 30, 2015) was an Austrian born Bulgarian American chemist, novelist, playwright and co-founder of Djerassi Resident Artists Program with Diane Wood Middlebrook. He is best known for his contribution to the development of oral contraceptive pills, nicknamed the father of the pill.

DEATH: Djerassi died on January 30, 2015, at the age of 91 from complications of liver and bone cancer.

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