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The hormone factory: a novel

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A disturbing story that describes how the alliance between science and capitalism can lead to disaster when the people in charge lose track of their humanity

Mordechai de Paauw was the Dutch cofounder and CEO of the first pharmaceutical company to invent the contraceptive pill and hormonal treatments. Hitler's invasion of Holland and the threat he poses to the survival of De Paauw's family and the Jewish scientists working for him doesn't affect De Paauw's urge to test his treatments on his female workers and exploit them sexually. Even after the war, which he survives unscathed, De Paauw will continue his mischief until a catastrophe that he himself couldn't have imagined allows him to come to his senses long enough to tell us his story.

The Hormone Factory weaves questions of scientific integrity, sibling rivalry, and sex into a narrative that is as troubling as it is thought provoking.
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The Hormone Factory weaves questions of scientific integrity, sibling rivalry, and sex into a narrative that is as troubling as it is thought provoking.
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subject_facetAntisemitism -- Netherlands -- Fiction
Jewish businesspeople -- Netherlands -- Fiction
Jews -- Netherlands -- Oss -- Fiction
title_displayThe hormone factory : a novel
title_fullThe Hormone Factory A Novel
The hormone factory : a novel / Saskia Goldschmidt ; translated from the Dutch by Hester Velmans
title_shortThe hormone factory
title_suba novel
topic_facetAntisemitism
Fiction
Jewish businesspeople
Jews
Literature