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Nobel Prize Winner Robert Edwards: A Personal Memoir by the Only American Physician to Participate in Developing IVF
Date:12/13/2010

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Few people alive today can recount the extraordinary struggles that Drs. Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards, the 2010 Nobel Prize winner for Medicine or Physiology, confronted when they defied much of the medical establishment to create in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the 1970s. Now, Dr. Joseph D. Schulman, the only American scientist who worked with Edwards and Steptoe in Britain on the development of IVF, has written a new book, "Robert G. Edwards: A Personal Viewpoint," to share his experiences.  Dr. Steptoe is dead and, tragically, Dr. Edwards was too ill to attend the December 10, 2010 Nobel awards ceremony. Dr. Schulman believes the award was unjustifiably delayed for over twenty years because of Dr. Edwards' unflagging advocacy of reproductive freedom and advances in reproductive medicine.

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In describing the early opposition Dr. Edwards faced while working on IVF, Dr. Schulman writes, "Bob had been repeatedly attacked by the sensationalist British press....Colleagues at Cambridge, including the Nobel Laureate Max Perutz, had spoken angrily to Bob about the dangers of what he was trying to do....His research funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC), the British equivalent of the NIH, was threatened....Some of his own graduate students were opposed to what he was attempting, and were intimidated from participation by negative opinions from more senior scientists."

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