Gregory Pincus


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United States sexual physiologist whose hunch that progesterone could block ovulation led to the development of the oral contraceptive pill (1903-1967)

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In the fall of 1950, shortly before Gregory Pincus first met Margaret Sanger, Sanger received a letter from a 75-year-old woman named Katharine Dexter McCormick (1875-1967) (Figure 3).
Gregory Pincus and John Rock had met in the 1930s when Pincus was still at Harvard.
1951 Margaret Sanger and philanthropist Katharine McCormick enlist research scientist Gregory Pincus of the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology to help find, "the perfect contraceptive" -- one that would be harmless, reliable, simple, practical, universally applicable and aesthetically satisfactory to both partners.
1954 - The Pill is invented by Americans Gregory Pincus and John Rock.
His book will focus on biologist Gregory Pincus, who had been let go by Harvard after his work on in-vitro fertilization was deemed too controversial, Eig said.
Stanley Hall, Robert Goddard, Albert Michelson and Gregory Pincus, and other, sometimes lesser-known but equally transformative individuals.
And on Downing Street, in an abandoned carriage house, professors Hudson Hoagland and Gregory Pincus were doing their first experiments on human reproduction.
Tributes have been paid to the Worcester Foundation (renamed the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research in 1985, and merged with the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1997), and to Gregory Pincus, Min-Chueh Chang, John Rock, and Carl Djerassi, whose work was crucial to the Pill's development.
In "The Control of Fertility" (1965), Gregory Pincus acknowledged Katharine McCormick for her "steadfast faith in scientific inquiry and her unswerving encouragement of human dignity.
Gregory Pincus, co-inventor of the birth control pill, "had no interest in contraception.
Gregory Pincus, Min-Chueh Chang and their colleagues at the Worcester Foundation - which Drs.
Gregory Pincus had a simple response: "I invented the pill at the request of a woman.
A biography has just been published of Gregory Pincus, cofounder of the Worcester Foundation at Clark University in 1943 (which relocated to Shrewsbury in 1947).
The Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research of the University of Massachusetts Medical School presented two Gregory Pincus Medals - named for the WFBR co-founder and pioneer in reproductive biology - to scientists Dr.
But Rock's fame rests mostly on his work with biologist Gregory Pincus to develop and promote the pill.