Science: Prophets of Sex

Up bobs sex determination again (TIME, July 9), and will bob up until it is settled. Now Dr. Isaac Fried, CzechoSlovakian savant, after extensive experiments in Prague and under Professor Devraignes in Paris, asserts that he can diagnose the sex of a child four months before birth. His method is based on a blood reaction similar to the Wassermann test, but no further details are vouchsafed. The French Academy of Medicine appointed a committee of inquiry. Dr. Fried is probably a reputable scientist, but cranks innumerable have flourished on this same subject....

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