Medicine: Baby Jones

O.K. for U.S. test-tube clinic

Ever since the birth of Britain's Louise Brown, the world's first test-tube baby, in July 1978, infertile American couples have been clamoring for similar medical miracles on their side of the Atlantic. Now the pleas may be answered. Last week, after a year of acrimonious debate, Virginia became the first state to approve establishment of a center for in vitro fertilization.

The clinic, at Norfolk General Hospital, will be directed by Drs. Howard Jones Jr. and Georgeanna Seegar Jones, a well-known husband-and-wife obstetrical and gynecological team, as part of the fertility program at Eastern Virginia Medical School. They...

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