Reproductive technologies: the alchemy of life

Michael J Davies and Eric A Haan
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10865
Published online: 3 September 2012

Assisting in the creation of life is not without its risks

Whether it were possible for Nature, or Art to beget a Man out[side] of the body of a Woman, and naturall matrix? To this I answer, that it is in no way repugnant to the Art of Alchymie, and Nature, yea it is very possible . . . — Paracelsus1

  • Michael J Davies1
  • Eric A Haan2

  • 1 Research Centre for the Early Origins of Health and Disease, Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA.
  • 2 South Australian Clinical Genetics Service, SA Pathology, Adelaide, SA.

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