The pill

1944-1960 The pill

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Russell Earl Marker, George Rosenkranz, Carl Djerassi, Luis E. Miramontes, Frank B. Colton, Margaret Sanger, Katharine McCormick, Gregory Pincus, Min Chueh Chang, John Rock sociology pharmacology

The pill

Social engineering


Aside from being the entry giving the most people credit, this entry is the first in this book where I give credit for the science to people who didn’t act as scientists or inventors, except that I could argue that Sanger and McCormick acted as social scientists, or at least as social engineers. Therefore, this is the first entry under the science of sociology (as well as being filed under biology, medicine, pharmacology, and metabolism).

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