Robert Geoffrey Edwards

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Robert Geoffrey Edwards was born in Batley, Yorkshire, England back in 1925. After graduation from high school he served with the British Army. He graduated with an Ordinary degree before attending the University of Edinburgh where he graduated with a PhD in 1955. He moved to California to finish his postdoctoral work at the California Institute of Technology.

He returned to England in 1963 working at the Ford Foundation Research Fellow at the Department of Physiology.

He died in Cambridge, England in 2013 from a long lung illness. Okay so here is the teaser, anyone remember when Louise Brown made national news back in 1978?

What you may not know about Sir Robert Geoffrey Edwards is that was the physiologist to successfully use IVF, in-vitro fertilization. Louise Brown was the first “test tube baby” born using the pioneering technique discovered by Robert.

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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, James Dray I do remember when that happened and the uproar that resulted....

Nov 03, 2019 02:51 AM #1
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Have not heard so much of that lately...I think people feared a population explosion from a lab !

Nov 03, 2019 03:28 AM #2
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello James - I am quite familiar with the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, the number of Nobel Prize winners from Caltech is impressive as is the representation of many smart people of all kinds.

Nov 03, 2019 04:31 AM #3
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. Remember the hoopla about the first test tube baby. Now I have some details. Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Nov 03, 2019 04:42 AM #4
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Donald Urschalitz
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At my age I do remember when this was in the news.

Nov 03, 2019 05:05 AM #5
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

All I could think of is:

 

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Nov 03, 2019 05:19 AM #6
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Nina Hollander
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Oh my goodness, James... I remember that well and the name of Louise Brown. Never new the name of Robert Edwards in this connection... or maybe just forgot it.

Nov 03, 2019 05:47 AM #7
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Brian England
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That is very interesting and I know a few people that have had that done with great success.

Nov 03, 2019 06:02 AM #8
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again James. Wow, I had forgotten this. Thank you for refreshing my memory.

Nov 03, 2019 06:40 AM #9
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Good morning James,

Thanks for always sharing. Some things are new a some are refreshers, both appreciated.

Nov 03, 2019 08:05 AM #10
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James,

Somewhere in the recessees of my mind, I was able to bring this up from my memories...Thank you for the reminder. A

Nov 03, 2019 09:34 AM #11
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Hi James- I'd forgotten about this story!  I'll have to read more about it. 

Nov 03, 2019 01:05 PM #12
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Hi James Dray,

I do remember but I needed your info to recall the event.

Nov 03, 2019 01:40 PM #13
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John Juarez
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Wow! There is a phrase I have not heard in quite a long time. Test tube baby! With surrogate mothers, stem cells and in-vitro fertilization, that seems to have become passe. 

Nov 03, 2019 02:46 PM #14
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon James - there are many people who can thank him and some  we may not even be aware of.

Nov 03, 2019 02:50 PM #15
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I remember what a big deal that was when the first test-tube baby was born and all the ethical questions it raised. I guess now it's pretty commonplace.

Nov 03, 2019 03:13 PM #16
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Barbara Tattersall
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Amazing.  Louise Brown was interviewed as an adult. I haven't heard anything of her in years.  I think Dr. Edward's degree should have been named something other than "Ordinary".

Nov 04, 2019 01:57 AM #17
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