Dr. Celso-Ramon Garcia

 

 

Age: 82

 

Summary: member of the research team of four Massachusetts physicians that during the 1950's developed the oral contraceptive pill (first approved by the FDA in 1960 and hailed as "among the greatest inventions of the 20th century") who directed the first widespread field experiments in use of the pill in Puerto Rico, but who was bypassed for Nobel Prize consideration out of fear of offending Catholics.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cardiovascular disease

 

Born: October 31, 1921

 

Died: February 1, 2004

 

Location: Boston, Massachusetts