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Female scientist's IVF contribution was 'unrecognised'

Sir Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe are known as the pioneers of in vitro fertilisation, which led to the world's first test tube baby, born in 1978. Sir Robert was the only one who was awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or Medicine in 2010 and was knighted in 2011. Supporting his research and work was Ms. Purdy who worked closely with him and was involved in many of his trials. Thanks to their collaboration, over six million babies have since been born using their procedures. It is unfair to Ms. Purdy who worked just as hard as Sir Edwards but she was not credited at all. It defeats the purpose of a group effort project if only one person is recognized for the work of other members. I believe that the work of others should be credited appropriately where it is due.

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Female scientist's IVF contribution was 'unrecognised' - by JayNyambane - 06-11-2019, 06:54 AM

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