British "test tube baby" pioneer Robert Edwards dies

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JohnPhillips wrote:

Bury his ashes in a beaker.

Apr 10, 2013 3:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RFS wrote:

His ashes will be interred in a Bunsen burner…

Apr 10, 2013 3:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cordstreet wrote:

Thank you Dr. Robert Edwards, even though IVF didn’t work for us, it did give us hope. (And depleted our bank account btw, lol). Anyway, I know of many grateful parents and siblings due to your work; You’ve helped mankind, IMO. May GOD bless your soul and rest in heavenly peace. Side note, we did eventually adopt two beautiful children that are the light of our lives.

Apr 10, 2013 4:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Liquidfusion wrote:

Dr. Landrum Brewer Shettles, M.D; Ph.D; F.A.C.O.G. – was the 1st American Pioneer of InVitro Fertilization – 1960
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landrum_Brewer_Shettles

“In 1951 he duplicated the Rock-Menkin experiments in fertilizing eggs, and in 1954 he received a Markle Scholarship, which was awarded to one scientist at Columbia University each year. In 1960 Shettles published Ovum Humanum, a book containing color photographs of fertilized human eggs in various stages of development. He made the first United States attempt at an in vitro fertilization. The experiment was terminated by Dr. Raymond Vande Wiele, chairman of the Columbia-Presbyterian obstetrics and gynecology, which led to a court case by the sperm and egg donors.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landrum_Brewer_Shettles

Apr 10, 2013 4:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Liquidfusion wrote:

Dr. Landrum Brewer Shettles, M.D; Ph.D; F.A.C.O.G. – was the 1st American Pioneer of InVitro Fertilization – 1960
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landrum_Brewer_Shettles

“In 1951 he duplicated the Rock-Menkin experiments in fertilizing eggs, and in 1954 he received a Markle Scholarship, which was awarded to one scientist at Columbia University each year. In 1960

Shettles published Ovum Humanum, a book containing color photographs of fertilized human eggs in various stages of development. He made the first United States attempt at an in vitro fertilization.

The experiment was terminated by Dr. Raymond Vande Wiele, chairman of the Columbia-Presbyterian obstetrics and gynecology, which led to a court case by the sperm and egg donors.”

Apr 10, 2013 4:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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