Thursday, October 7, 2010

Nobel Prize in Medicine

I'm sure you have all heard about the pioneer behind IVF, Robert Edwards, was named the Nobel Prize in Medicine winner. I learned about it through facebook, with a few people linking to the article.

I read the article and you know what? In explaining IVF, they actually said the embryo would be "implanted" back into the woman's uterus. IMPLANTED. Seriously. You'd think they'd get the terminology correct when talking about something as important as the Nobel prize. Argh.

Anywho, congrats to Dr Edwards. It was because of him that I have a little boy named Karl. IVF rules!


Claire said...

I agree!! And, my daughter thanks him too. I'm still amazed when I look at her and think about how she got here - just baffles me sometimes!!

Brandi said...

I agree, I totally cringed when I heard my local news talking about it.

Kristin said...

I've almost given up hope of them ever getting the terminology correct.

JP said...

WHen I read what you wrote, I remembered something Julie wrote:

However, 'transfer' could have been used to avoid any confusion.

Jamie said...

I'm at the point where I think I would be more surprised if they DID get the terminology right.

This was huge!! I am so happy Dr. Edwards got some serious recognition for all the love he has helped build in families.