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Doctor Instrumental in San Diego's First Test Tube Pregnancy Dies

UT San Diego,  Feb 2, 2012

Dr. Joseph Francis Kennedy, a pioneer for research on in vitro fertilization that led to the first test-tube pregnancy in San Diego in 1983, died on Jan. 24 at his home in La Jolla. He was 76. Dr. Kennedy co-founded the Infertility, Gynecology, Obstetrics Medical Group in 1979 with two colleagues from the University of California San Diego and helped thousands of infertile patients have babies. He later worked as a consultant for the Medical Board of California and was instrumental in ensuring quality medical care in the San Diego community.

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