Patrick Steptoe

Physician, Organization founder

1913 – 1988

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Who was Patrick Steptoe?

Patrick Christopher Steptoe CBE FRS was a British obstetrician and gynaecologist and a pioneer of fertility treatment. Steptoe was responsible with biologist and physiologist Robert Edwards for developing in vitro fertilization. Louise Joy Brown, the first test-tube baby, was born on 25 July 1978. Edwards was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the development of in vitro fertilization, however because the Nobel Prize is not awarded posthumously, Steptoe was not eligible for consideration.

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Born
Jun 9, 1913
Oxford
Also known as
  • Dr. Patrick Steptoe
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • King's College London
  • St George's, University of London
  • University of London
Died
Mar 21, 1988
Canterbury

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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