Robert B Greenblatt (1906-1987)
Inaugural IMS President 1978-81
Robert was born in Canada and was educated at the Medical College of Georgia in the USA, where in 1935 he became a Research Fellow. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Amongst his many achievements, in 1950 he demonstrated the beneficial effect of Estrogen on vasomotor symptoms, in 1961 he demonstrated the effect of Clomiphene on ovulation induction, in 1966 he developed a monthly oral contraception pill and in 1979 he demonstrated the role of Danazol in treating endometriosis.
As one of the founding members of IMS, he served as its inaugural president from 1978 to 1981 and he convened the 3rd International Congress, and the first under IMS auspices in 1981.