- NAME: Gregory Pincus
- OCCUPATION: Doctor, Biologist
- BIRTH DATE: April 09, 1903
- DEATH DATE: August 22, 1967
- EDUCATION: Cornell University, Harvard University, Cambridge University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Woodbine, New Jersey
- PLACE OF DEATH: Boston, Massachusetts
- Full Name: Gregory Goodwin Pincus
- AKA: Gregory Pincus
- AKA: Dr. Gregory Goodwin Pincus
- AKA: Dr. Gregory Pincus
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A pioneer in early hormonal and reproductive research, Gregory Pincus and his team of scientists are credited with formulating the first oral contraceptive for birth control.
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Dr. Pincus was widely lauded for his work, amassing various awards and recognition, including the Albert D. Lasker Award in Planned Parenthood and the Cameron Prize in Practical Therapeutics from the University of Edinburgh, but the prized feather in his cap was election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1965.
Two years later, however, Dr. Gregory Pincus was felled by a debilitating bone-marrow disorder exacerbated by exposure to lab chemicals. He died at 64 years old, on August 22, 1967,
in Boston, Massachusetts. He was survived by his wife, Elizabeth Notkin, whom he had married in 1924, and their three children.
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