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The Birth of the Pill












Jonathan Eig. The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution. New York: W. W. Norton and Company (2014).

You will know in advance that Margaret Sanger was the key player and that there must have been a scientist—but the rest will surprise you. This carefully researched book tells the story of how an improbable group of people came together on a project that changed the course of human history.

In his Author! Author! blog series, Museum president Gary T. Johnson highlights works that draw on our collection.

> Purchase a copy of the book

> Visit the author’s website

> Learn more about Chicago’s medical manufacturing industry

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