The Oldham Notebooks: an analysis of the development of IVF 1969-1978 I. Introduction, Materials and Methods
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Elder, K., & Johnson, M. (2015). The Oldham Notebooks: an analysis of the development of IVF 1969-1978 I. Introduction, Materials and Methods. Reproductive BioMedicine and Society Online, 1 3-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbms.2015.04.001
We describe the primary source material studied in this series of six papers, namely a set of 21 notebooks and 571 pages of loose sheets and scraps of paper, which, on cross-referencing, have allowed us to reconstruct the sequence, timing and numbers of the laparoscopic cycles planned, attempted and undertaken between January 9th 1969 and August 1st 1978 by Robert Edwards, Patrick Steptoe and Jean Purdy in Oldham, as well as to identify most of the patients involved. In addition, we describe the background to the five papers that follow, and the secondary sources and recorded interviews, which have provided useful ancillary material.
Oldham, history of IVF, Edwards, Steptoe and Purdy, laparoscopy
The research was supported by grants from the Wellcome Trust (088708 to Nick Hopwood, Martin Johnson et al. and 094985 to Allen Packwood and Martin Johnson), which otherwise had no involvement in the research or its publication.
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External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbms.2015.04.001
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