Robert Edwards: winner of the Nobel prize for medicine

Robert G. Edwards (27 September 1925 - 10 April 2013)

Professor Robert G. Edwards of the University of Cambridge has long been recognized as one of the pioneers of reproductive medicine. His most famous accomplishment, along with surgeon Patrick Steptoe, came in 1978 with the birth of Louise Joy Brown, the first baby born through in-vitro fertilization. This achievement has now been recognized by the Nobel Assembly who awarded him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2010 for "the development of in vitro fertilization".

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First "test tube baby" born

First test tube baby Louise Brown (1978)

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