Test Tube Revolution

The Early History of IVF

By John Leeton

In Australia, John Leeton has been a key participant in the development of in vitro fertilization (IVF), having established the first clinical IVF program at Monash University in 1971 and was its clinical director until 1984. This small set up developed into the highly successful Monash IVF which was responsible for producing Australia's first IVF baby in 1980. In Test Tube Revolution: The Early History of IVF, Leeton shares with readers the story of his friend Carl Wood, the early days of IVF, and the battle between research teams in Australia and the United Kingdom to create and implement this profoundly important medical procedure. This is a remarkable and inspiring story of one of the great medical achievements of the 20th century.


104 pages

Publication Date: 9/16/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781922235060