Medicine: Bad Manners?

Steptoe answers critics

Win some, lose some. A month ago, Chicago's Barren Foundation abruptly withdrew an award that was to have been presented to British Gynecologist Patrick Steptoe, who with Physiologist Robert Edwards was laboratory godfather of the world's first test-tube baby. The reason: the two had yet to provide adequate details of their achievement. Last week, however, the New York Fertility Research Foundation honored Steptoe for that very achievement. At a Manhattan press conference, Steptoe labeled the Barren Foundation's action "the most utterly disgraceful exhibition of bad manners I've ever come across in the scientific world."

Steptoe also reported that he...

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