Medicine: Proxy Fathers

In the last few years, artificial insemination of human beings has become a highly successful science. Most difficult step has been the finding of suitable proxy fathers. Last week Dr. Ivy Albert Pelzman of Georgetown University School of Medicine said that he is starting an agency for proxy fathers in Washington. Blonds, brunets, redheads, Jews, Catholics and Protestants will be on the list, he said, and a prospective mother can have her child influenced in every physical respect except sex. Heredity and background of all candidates are thoroughly investigated. Since the human...

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