Other books byCarl Djerassi
An Immaculate Misconception
Dr. Melanie Laidlaw is a scientist developing the first use of ICSI, short for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Her collaborator, Dr. Felix Frankenthaler, turns out to have his own ideas about how to implement their new procedure. The wild card is Melanie's new lover, Menachem Dvir, a fellow scientist. This darkly comic menage-a-tois plays out not only in bedrooms and labs, but also in test tubes and under the microscope. A Brave New World indeed!An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Philip Casnoff, Kevin Kilner, Kendall Schmidt and JoBeth Williams.
The Pill, Pygmy Chimps, and Degas' Horse
The Remarkable Autobiography of the Award...
Describing the lucrative world of drug development, the controversy on the politics of contraception, and poignant stories of his personal and professional aspirations, the award-winning scientist who synthesized the birth control pill offers his fascinating autobiography. Photos.
When Professor Isidore Cantor reveals his latest breakthrough in cancer research, the scientific community is galvanized. Cantor's most promising research fellow, Dr. Jeremiah Stafford, has only to conduct the experiment that will prove the brilliant hypothesis and win cantor the Nobel Prize. But how far will the young assistant go to guarantee the results?
The Bourbaki Gambit
At the age of 68, distinguished Princeton science professor Max Weiss is bribed into taking an early retirement. He takes an ingenious revenge in the form of "Doctor Diana Skordylis"--a pseudonym for a partnership among Weiss and three aging colleagues. Their soaring success is unanticipated and professional jealousy soon threatens Diana Skordylis's life. "A beautifully ingenious, funny, brilliantly inteligent and moving tale of very human scientists. A splendid novel".--Iris Murdoch.