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    A team of doctors in Melbourne, Australia, has successfully attempted a short-term teat tube pregnancy - probably for the first success of its kind ever.

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    A team of doctors in Melbourne, Australia, has successfully attempted a short-term teat tube pregnancy - probably for the first success of its kind ever. A 36-year-old woman was pregnant for nine says after planting a test tube fertilised embryo in her womb. A team of London doctors had previously fertilised an egg in a test tube, but no pregnancy was confirmed.

    Doctors at Melbourne's Queen Victoria Hospital will make another attempt at a test tube pregnancy in the next six weeks. Three women ... all aged about 30... are now undergoing preliminary testa at the hospital.

    One of the team said it could be a short time or many years before the procedure was perfected...that just could not be predicted. "The pregnancy wasn't very long," he added, "but at least it was a pregnancy."
    One of the team said it could be a short time or many years before the procedure was perfected...that just could not be predicted. "The pregnancy wasn't very long," he added, "but at least it was a pregnancy."
    However, other Australian doctors have rested the results with some scepticism. They want to know if there was any growth in the implanted egg to indicated pregnancy had occurred.

    The operation took place in mid-July, but the results were not announced until a news conference at the hospital on Thursday (30 August).

    A TRANSCRIPT OF COMMENTS BY DR. MACK TALBOT, A MEMBER OF THE TEAM, APPEARS BELOW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4KUF2XI38RH5GQ481ZPQRVVLQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4KUF2XI38RH5GQ481ZPQRVVLQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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