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Carl Djerassi, structural chemist turned author/playwright, has published a new autobiography, In Retrospect: From the Pill to the Pen

Imperial College Press, London, 2014, 388 pp, 94 pictures

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Abstract

The stereochemist and steroid chemist Carl Djerassi turned poet, novelist, and playwright, published another autobiography taking stock of his prolific production of science-in-fiction during the last decades. He has been successful in bridging the gap between science and art.

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Hargittai, I. Carl Djerassi, structural chemist turned author/playwright, has published a new autobiography, In Retrospect: From the Pill to the Pen . Struct Chem 25, 1597–1600 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11224-014-0508-1

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Keywords

  • Carl Djerassi
  • Structure elucidation
  • Physical methods
  • Two cultures
  • Science-in-fiction