Science: Science, Aug. 14, 1944

On Nature's Heels

Man will never be happy until he has proved that he is at least as smart as nature. One thing he would like to show the world is that he can reproduce himself scientifically. Artificial insemination was one step. He took another step last week, with the first recorded fertilization of a human ovum outside the mother's body. In Science last week Harvard Gynecologist John Rock and his assistant, Miriam F. Menkin, reported this scientific affront to womanhood. In a small watch glass, the two researchers put a human egg, cut from a woman's ovary. Next they put...

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