John Rock

Standard Name: Rock, John


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1954: Dr. Gregory Pincus, a scientist, and Dr....

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Dr. Gregory Pincus , a scientist, and Dr. John Rock , a Catholic physician, began the first human trials of the birth-control pill on 50 female volunteers in Massachusetts at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology

10 May 1960: In the USA the FDA approved the use of the...

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10 May 1960

In the USA the FDA approved the use of the progestin oral contraceptive pill (marketed as Enovid). This had been developed by experimental scientist Gregory Pincus (later in collaboration with physician John Rock ), whom...


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