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

By: Eig, JonathanMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]Edition: First editionDescription: x, 388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780393073720 (hardcover); 0393073726 (hardcover)Subject(s): Oral contraceptives -- History | McCormick, Katherine Dexter, 1876-1967 | Pincus, Gregory, 1903-1967 | Rock, John, 1890-1984 | Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966 | McCormick, Katherine Dexter, 1876-1967 | Pincus, Gregory, 1903-1967 | Rock, John, 1890-1984 | Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966 | Oral contraceptives | McCormick, Katherine Dexter, 1876-1967 | Pincus, Gregory, 1903-1967 | Rock, John, 1890-1984 | Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966 | Contraception -- history -- United States | Contraceptives, Oral -- history -- United States | History, 20th Century -- United StatesGenre/Form: History.DDC classification: 618.1/82209 LOC classification: RG137.5 | .E37 2014NLM classification: 2014 M-588 | WP 11 AA1
Contents:
A winter night -- A short history of sex -- Spontaneous ovulations -- 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 se�nora 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."--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-367) and index.

A winter night -- A short history of sex -- Spontaneous ovulations -- 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 se�nora de las pastillas -- An unlikely pitch man -- "A whole new bag of beans" -- The climax -- Epilogue.

"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."--Provided by publisher.

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