TEL AVIV (Feb. 10)
Israel’s second test-tube baby was born by Caesarian section in the Sheba government hospital at Tel Hashomer yesterday. The boy’s mother, Miriam Kleiner, 35, had been childless throughout the 10 years of her marriage. The operation was carried out by local anesthetic, with the mother fully alert throughout.
Medical sources said that very few of the 100 babies born through ex-uterine fertilization had been males. Of the total number of test tube babies to date, 59 have been born in Britain, 34 in Australia, II in the U.S., and 3 in France. The Israel government has licensed two hospitals — Tel Hashomer and the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem — to carry out ex-uterine fertilization treatment.