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Author Soto Laveaga, Gabriela, 1971-

Title Jungle laboratories : Mexican peasants, national projects, and the making of the Pill / Gabriela Soto Laveaga
Published Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2009

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 331 pages) : maps
Series e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Contents The Papaloapan, poverty, and a wild yam -- Mexican peasants, a foreign chemist, and the Mexican father of the Pill -- Discovering and gathering the new "green gold" -- Patents, compounds, and steroid-making peasants -- A yam, students, and a populist project -- The state takes control of barbasco : the emergence of Proquivemex (1974/1976) -- Proquivemex and transnational steroid laboratories -- Barbasqueros into Mexicans -- Root of discord
Summary Shows how wild yams, once considered useless, briefly became indispensable to the global pharmaceutical industry (as a source of synthetic steroid hormones) and to the peasants who gathered them
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-317) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
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Subject Proquivemex.
Proquivemex
Proquivemex
Pharmaceutical industry -- Social aspects -- Mexico
Barbasco (Dioscorea mexicana)
Paullinia.
Diosgenin.
Drug Industry -- history
Paullinia
Dioscorea
Diosgenin
Socioeconomic Factors
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Service.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- Mexico.
Paullinia
Diosgenin
Barbasco (Dioscorea mexicana)
Pharmaceutical industry -- Social aspects
Steroidhormon
Pharmazeutische Technologie
Dioscorea mexicana
Heilpflanzenanbau
Mexico
Mexico
Mexiko
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780822391968
0822391961
0822345870
9780822345879
9786613036346
661303634X