First experiments on IVF | 1934

Dr Gregory Pincus becomes notorious and is called ‘Dr Frankenstein’ when he experiments with IVF on rabbits and fertilises their eggs without male sperm.

Aldous Huxley had just published his novel Brave New World with its story of ‘fatherless’ test tube babies and Pincus seems to be turning science fiction into reality.

Decades later he receives national acclaim for discovering how progesterone can stop ovulation,

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