"Test tube baby" pioneer

by Liza on Jun. 09th, 2006

Patrick Steptoe, born June 9, 1913, pioneered the use of the laparoscope for minimally-invasive abdominal surgery and also helped perfect the human in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique. IVF has led to the births of many babies, but has also created some ethically sticky situations, including one that is the subject of our current poll.

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