File — Box: MSS 00-04, S1, SS5, Box 5
Scope and Contents
From the Sub-Series:
Production commenced on the Dalkon Shield intrauterine device in 1968 under the direction of inventors Hugh Davis, gynecologist, and Irwin Lerner, electrical engineer. In early 1970 Davis and Lerner looked for a pharmaceutical company to market their product more widely, and by June of that year, AHR agreed to purchase it. The Dalkon Shield came in two sizes: standard, for women who had already had children (multiparous), and small, for women who had never had children...