(28 May 192923 September 2011) was a prominent Australian gynaecologist
, best known for his pioneering work developing and commercialising the technique of in-vitro fertilisation
(IVF). He gained considerable international and national attention for his wide-ranging contributions in the field of women's health over a period of almost 50 years, although not all of it was positive given the controversial nature of many of his endeavours.
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