Carl Djerassi, UW grad who helped create ‘the pill,’ dies at 91

Carl Djerassi Photo: Bryce Richter Carl Djerassi, best known as a co-discoverer of the steroid hormone that became the basis for the first oral contraceptive, died on Jan. 30 after a long and distinguished career as chemist, and later a poet and playwright. Born in Vienna, Djerassi emigrated to the United States in 1939. In 1945, […]

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