By Leon Speroff MD, Philip D. Darney MD MSc
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Mexicana—10 tons worth! Marker chopped them up with a machete, and left the pieces to dry in the sun across from Moreno’s store in a small structure for drying coffee. It took 2 months of work in an old pottery shed in Mexico City to prepare several pounds of progesterone, worth $160,000, with the help of several young women who had little education and spoke no English. Somlo suggested calling their new company Synthesis, but Marker insisted on some link to Mexico, and the three partners formed Syntex (from synthesis and Mexico), incorporated in March 1944.
I there repeated my simple procedure of converting diosgenin into progesterone. My workers were happy but one day they came to me and said, “We all live on this dry-lake bed, and we come from very far away. ” The workers, happy with this offer, and the image of a white man with promise, celebrated drunkenly one evening. Late at night they went to a nearby quarry where a great effigy of the Aztec rain god was still attached by its back to the bedrock (It wasn’t moved to the museum until 1964). C.
Ethinyl estradiol is a very potent oral estrogen and is the form of estrogen in most oral contraceptives. Another estrogen, present in older products, was the 3-methyl ether of ethinyl estradiol, mestranol. OH OH C CH CH 36 C HO O CH3 Ethinyl estradiol Mestranol Mestranol and ethinyl estradiol are different from natural estradiol and must be regarded as pharmacologic drugs. Animal studies suggested that mestranol is weaker than ethinyl estradiol, because mestranol must first be converted to ethinyl estradiol in the body.
A Clinical Guide for Contraception by Leon Speroff MD, Philip D. Darney MD MSc