Enovid Medical Brochure

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Title

Enovid Medical Brochure

Subject

G.D. Searle & Co.
Contraception
Birth control
Brochures

Description

The pill was intensely scrutinized by the Food and Drug Administration. Results from these trials lead the FDA to approve the Enovid pill in 1957, but only for disorders of the female reproductive system. Searle would then seek the approval for the pill as a contraceptive, a non-therapeutic drug. The FDA launched an intense investigation and finally approved the 10mg Enovid pill for contraceptive use in 1960. This early brochure for the contraceptive Enovid was not for patient education, but for medical professionals only.

Abstract

Front and back of medical brochure for Enovid, a birth control pill

Creator

G.D. Searle & Co.

Date Created

1958

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

John C. Rock personal and professional papers, 1918-1983. H MS c161. Box 2, folder 36.

References

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Format

text

Extent

front and back of brochure

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002376
DigID0002377

Provenance

Donated to the Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine by Mrs. Miriam Menkin

Files

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Citation

G.D. Searle & Co., “Enovid Medical Brochure ,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed September 19, 2019, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6470.

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