A Good Man: Gregory Goodwin Pincus : the Man, His Story, the Birth Control Pill

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Arnica Pub., 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 359 pages
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What motivated the man behind the development of the birth control pill? What was the reaction from the Catholic Church? How did the introduction of oral contraception affect the lives of women around the world? For the first time, discover the remarkable story of Gregory Goodwin Pincus, the man who championed the research and development of the pill. Dr. Leon Speroff, himself a renown specialist in reproductive endocrinology, has written a comprehensive biography revealing the personal story behind this dedicated man. The author has interviewed Pincuss living relatives, and numerous others who knew the scientist personally. This book successfully balances the hype and emotional reaction to oral contraception with objective evidence of its value in the world. Thoroughly researched, this is a fascinating read.

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This is an excellent book about a fascinating man. The author does a great job telling the story of this man and how his innovations and discoveries have had profound impacts on modern society. The book is well researched and well written. The book explains plainly the technical and humanistic aspects of a very complex and controversial subject. 

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Chapter I Beyond the Pale
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Chapter 2 Three Russian Families
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Chapter 3 Down on the Farm The Woodbine Colony
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