|The Man Who Made "the [Birth Control] Pill" Possible - Chemist Dr. Percy Lovan Julian|
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His work helped greatly reduce the cost of steroid intermediates to large multinational pharmaceutical companies, helping to significantly expand the use of several important drugs (NOVA: Forgotten Genius, NOVA (TV series), W. M. Cobb, "Medical History: Percy Lavon Julian, Ph.D., Sc.D., LL.D., L.H.H.D., 1899– ," Journal of the National Medical Association, March 1971; Vol. 63, No. 2, pp. 143-150, PMC).
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He was the first African-American chemist inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, and the second African-American scientist inducted (behind David Blackwell) from any field (ibid.) More