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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

Carl Djerassi

Title: Professor of Chemistry
Affiliation:   Stanford University
    Stanford, California USA
Gender:   Male

Year Deceased:   2015
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Award Discipline:   Physical Sciences
Award Year:   1973
Citation:   "In recognition of his major contributions to the elucidation of the complex chemistry of the steroid hormones and to the application of these compounds to medicinal chemistry and population control by means of oral contraceptives."
    Presented by President Nixon at a White House Ceremony on October 10, 1973.
Medal of Technology recipient   Award Year 1991


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