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Edwin Carlyle (Carl) Wood, AC, CBE, FRCS, FRANZCOG (b. 28 May 1929) is a prominent Australian gynaecologist best known for his pioneering work developing and commercialising the technique of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). He gained considerable international and national attention for his wide-ranging contributions in the field of Women’s Health over a period of almost 50 years, although not all of it was positive given the controversial nature of many of his endeavours.After completing his education at Wesley College, Melbourne he graduated in medicine with honours at Melbourne University in 1952. Professor Wood then held positions as Research Associate at the Rockefeller Institute in New York, and Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital for Women in London before becoming the Foundation Professor and Chairman of the Monash University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Queen Victoria Hospital and Monash Medical Centre in 1964.Professor Wood received international acclaim in the seventies for his pioneering work in the fields of obstetric physiology and foetal monitoring as well as in psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology, birth control and finally in In Vitro Fertilisation. In 1988 he was recognised with the Axel Munthe Award in Reproductive Science.Professor Wood lead the Monash University IVF team in the development of the IVF technique during the late 1970s and early 1980s. His team were responsible for a number of innovations including the world's first IVF pregnancy 1973, world's first IVF baby developed using a frozen embryo 1983, world's first donor egg baby 1983, world's first IVF baby using sperm retrieval surgery 1986 and world's first Microinjection Intra Fallopian Transfer (MIFT) IVF baby 1992. The most important development however, was the use of pharmaceutical and hormonal stimulation of ovaries for more control of egg maturation and collection that transformed IVF from an experimental technique to a successful clinical treatment.Professor Wood held many wide ranging positions while Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University. These included, among others, Foundation Chairman Medical Advisory Committee, Family Planning Association of Victoria 1970-72, Chairman Artificial Insemination by Donor (AID) Service, Melbourne Family Medical Centre, Monash University 1976-78, Foundation President of Victorian Association for the Study of Sex Education, Research and Therapy 1982, and President, International Society for Gynaecologic Endoscopy 1997-98. He was Chairman and Director, In Vitro Fertilisation Program Melbourne Family Medical Centre Monash University 1978-86, where he carried out most of his pioneering work in this field. He also jointly established the Endometriosis Care Clinic of Australia (ECCA) in 1998, a charitable foundation to assist Australian women suffering from this disease.Professor Wood was an invited speaker at over 90 national and international meetings, wrote 23 books, 59 chapters and 400 papers in refereed medical and scientific journals.Professor Wood received a Commander of the British Empire in 1982, and the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 1995 for his services to Women’s Health and as a pioneer of In Vitro Fertilisation.The Carl Wood Endowment was established by the Monash University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology to provide funds for the research development of young clinicians. More recently the Carl Wood Chair was established by the same department.Carl Wood has been called variously the father, grandfather and godfather of IVF.

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Total Books: 15
Hysterectomy New Options and Advances
1995 - Hysterectomy New Options and Advances (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195510331
ISBN-10: 019551033X
Genre: Medicine
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Hysterectomy New Options and Advances
1995 - Hysterectomy New Options and Advances (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195536706
ISBN-10: 0195536703
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships
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Illustrated Textbook of Gynaecology
1992 - Illustrated Textbook of Gynaecology (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780729512114
ISBN-10: 0729512118
Genres: Medicine, Medical Books
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Atlas of Fine Structure of Human Sperm Penetration Eggs and Embryos Cultured In Vitro
Hysterectomy How to Deal with the Physical and Emotional Aspects
1983 - Hysterectomy How to Deal with the Physical and Emotional Aspects [Oxford Medicine Publications] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195543667
ISBN-10: 0195543661
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Test-tube Conception
Test-tube Conception (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780041760057
ISBN-10: 0041760050
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Test-Tube Conception
Test-tube Conception (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780139119095
ISBN-10: 0139119094
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Test-tube conception
Test-tube Conception (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780139119415
ISBN-10: 0139119418
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Clinical in Vitro Fertilization
Clinical in VItro Fertilization (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780387195346
ISBN-10: 0387195343
Genre: Parenting & Relationships
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Infertility
Infertility [Churchill Livingstone patient handbook] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780443028564
ISBN-10: 0443028567
Genres: Parenting & Relationships, Medical Books
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Gynecology Sex and Psyche
Gynecology Sex and Psyche (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780522841480
ISBN-10: 0522841481
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Hysterectomy
Hysterectomy [Bailliere's Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780702022623
ISBN-10: 0702022624
Genre: Medical Books
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The Treatment of Fibroids
The Treatment of Fibroids (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780855723057
ISBN-10: 085572305X
Genre: Medical Books
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Sexual Positions  An Australian View
Sexual Positions an Australian VIew (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780855723149
ISBN-10: 0855723149
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Gun Digest Book of Sporting Dogs
Gun Digest Book of Sporting Dogs (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780910676724
ISBN-10: 0910676720
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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