Thursday, March 31, 2005

Thank you Dr. Jones

Dr. Georganna Jones, whose pioneering research lead directly to the development of the home pregnancy test and treatment for luteal phase defects (a cause of recuring miscarriages), not to mention the first wave of American "test-tube babies," died this week.
Dr. Georgeanna Jones, one of the country's first reproductive endocrinologists, was a quiet leader in her field for four decades at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where she taught and conducted research.

...Dr. Jones is widely credited with inspiring generations of women in medicine. She lectured, wrote some 350 scientific articles and worked closely with many of the patients at her clinic. Slowly progressing Alzheimer's disease restricted her in the 1990's, but she kept an office at the institute and never lost touch with the first crop of children whose lives began in her laboratory.
All the women of the world owe her a huge debt of gratitude.

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