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dc.contributor.editorMaienschein, Janeen_US
dc.creatorBuettner, Kimberly A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10T13:10:25Z
dc.date.available2012-05-10T13:10:25Z
dc.date.created2007-11-08en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-10
dc.identifier.otherembryo:124783en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/1725
dc.description.abstractBorn on 24 March 1890 in Marlborough, Massachusetts, to Ann and Frank Rock, John Charles Rock was both a devout Catholic and one of the leading investigators involved in the development of the first oral contraceptive pill. In 1925 he married Anna Thorndike, with whom he later had five children. He spent over thirty years of his career as a clinical professor of obstetrics at Harvard Medical School, and in 1964 the Center for Population Studies of the Harvard School of Public Health established the John Rock Professorship. As a member of the Catholic Church, his faith played an intriguing role in his involvement with the development of the birth control pill, which challenged previous Catholic thought on contraception. Rock's unique position as a Catholic, a physician, and researcher of human reproduction sparked both interest and controversy within the Church as well as popular society more generally, with Life, Time, and Newsweek magazines all devoting feature articles to Rock.en_US
dc.format.mediumtext/xhtmlen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rights© Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshRock, John Charles, 1890-1984en_US
dc.subject.meshContraceptionen_US
dc.titleJohn Charles Rock (1890-1984)en_US
dc.title.alternativeJohn Rocken_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.tagContraceptionen_US
dc.subject.tagReproductive rightsen_US
dc.subject.tagCatholicismen_US
dc.subject.tagBiographyen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2007-11-08


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