Tag Archives: fertility

Baby’s First Picture

The first picture of a baby is usually in the mother’s arms soon after delivery, and becomes pasted into an album for posterity.  My mother missed out on that snapshot since I was born in austere post-war London when a … Continue reading

Posted in Biomedical | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Robert Edwards (1925-2013)

A memorial service for Bob Edwards was held last weekend at Bourn Hall, near Cambridge, England. That is the Jacobean mansion house where he founded the world’s first in vitro clinic for fertility treatment (IVF) with Patrick Steptoe in 1980. … Continue reading

Posted in Memoir | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cardinal robes

As winter marches towards spring, two male northern cardinals have set up territories in our yard, keeping an eye on their mates but not getting along with each other.  They watch, emblazoned against a blue sky, from a favorite perch … Continue reading

Posted in Animalia | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

New Year – New Blog

Launching my first Post is intimidating. Like how I imagine I would feel yelling stories from the pulpit of York Minster, that architectural marvel, after all the visitors have left for the day except someone who is listening behind a … Continue reading

Posted in Academia | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment