Diethylstilbestrol DES Timeline 1938 – 2016

The story of DES began in 1938…

DES Timeline from discovery to 2012

The story of DES began in 1938, when British physician and chemist Charles Dodds and his team of scientists synthesized DES from a coal-tar derivative. DES, the first synthetic oral form of estrogen, mimicked the effect of natural estrogen. There was enormous excitement around unlocking the secret of hormones, and DES was considered a
great discovery

Key dates about DES supposed effectiveness

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