Gregory Goodwin Pincus


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Noun1.Gregory Goodwin Pincus - United States sexual physiologist whose hunch that progesterone could block ovulation led to the development of the oral contraceptive pill (1903-1967)
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Gregory Goodwin Pincus, an expert in the reproduction of mammals, was denied tenure at Harvard University in 1937 and decamped for Clark University in Worcester, where his friend Hudson Hoagland was running the biology department.
The American biologist Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903-1967) found such a hormone, and clinical tests in 1954 demonstrated its efficacy.
Leon Speroff is the author of "A Good Man: Gregory Goodwin Pincus," from Arnica Publishing of Portland, Oregon, May 2009.