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The Sex Issue

May 2024
1min read

It was particularly interesting to read the portion of the article about the invention of the birth-control pill. As a very young lawyer working for the Continental Bank in Chicago in the early 1950s, I was involved in a minor way with Mrs. Stanley McCormick, the lady who used a significant part of her substantial fortune to bank-roll the pill’s development. My role was ministerial: To be sure that each month Mrs. McCormick’s funds got to the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology. The article is excellent and very accurate. The only thing I question is the use of the name “Kate McCormick.” No one ever called the formidable Mrs. McCormick “Kate.” To do so would, I believe, have ended the conversation with a look of displeasure.

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