• Medicine & Invention
  • By: iMinds
  • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
  • Length: 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-02-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: iMinds
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (4 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

iMinds is a company that produces brief audio introductions to subjects of historical and/or scientific interest. Usually spoken over soft, pulsating music reminiscent of science fiction films, their introductions are like mini-encyclopedia entries meant to awaken a listener’s interest in a given field. Ellouise Rothwell narrates this audiobook in a pleasing, suspense-inducing Australian accent.
In this instalment, listeners are taken into the history and science of in vitro fertilization, perhaps the single most important technological development in human procreation. While the first report of successful in vitro fertilization happened in the 19th century, widespread use of the practice was not common until the 1920s. Its bumpy history includes denunciations from the pope, but many thousands of couples would not have been able to conceive without it.
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Publisher's Summary

Learn about the development of In Vitro Fertisation with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.
“In Vitro Fertilisation”, also known as IVF, is concerned with enabling infertile couples to have children. As a result of IVF, thousands of couples and individuals have been able to fulfil their dream of procreating. To fully appreciate the complexities of IVF it is important to know the history of experiments in reproduction. It all began in 1866, when there were reports of a successful human birth from Artificial Insemination, or AI, in the United States. By the 1920s, AI was practiced in various medical offices around Europe.
Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.
iMinds offers 12 main categories, become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport.. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. Make your MP3 smarter with iMinds MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge of your own choice and in your own time.
©2009 iMinds Pty Ltd; (P)2009 iMinds Pty Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Allen J. on 08-09-17

A brief overview using British English accent

Not bad but not great. A more comprehensive review would have been more welcome. One that would last at least 2 times longer

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