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May 11, 1997 | KATHLEEN DOHENY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The room, not much larger than a storage closet, was cluttered with outdated surgical equipment, most of it better suited to a museum than the Women's Hospital at County-USC Medical Center. Most people walked by, oblivious. But Dr. Richard Marrs, a young obstetrician-gynecologist fresh from Texas to pursue a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology, eyed the tiny quarters with great interest.
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May 11, 1997 | KATHLEEN DOHENY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The room, not much larger than a storage closet, was cluttered with outdated surgical equipment, most of it better suited to a museum than the Women's Hospital at County-USC Medical Center. Most people walked by, oblivious. But Dr. Richard Marrs, a young obstetrician-gynecologist fresh from Texas to pursue a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology, eyed the tiny quarters with great interest.
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March 30, 1986
A third California woman, identified only as a 23-year-old resident of Tracy, has become pregnant using an experimental frozen embryo transfer program. Dr. Glen Zorn, director of the in vitro fertilization program at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, announced the pregnancy. Last week, Dr. Richard Marrs of Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles announced that two women there had become pregnant through frozen embryo transfer and that one is expected to give birth in June.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1986
The nation's first baby to begin as a frozen embryo conceived in a laboratory dish, frozen and eventually planted in the mother was born Wednesday at a Los Angeles hospital, it was disclosed. The boy, born at an unidentified hospital, reportedly weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces. The mother, identified only as Monique, told KCBS-TV that she and her husband, Gary, had not actually expected the transplant, by Dr.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 1997 | LEE HARRIS
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public-affairs programs: TODAY "Saturday Journal": Christopher Cuomo of the 2030 Center, 5 a.m. C-SPAN. "Today": children and computers, 6 a.m. (4). "Evans & Novak": Louis Farrakhan's role in the African American community and his relationship with the Jewish community, 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 7 a.m. CNN.
NEWS
March 28, 1986 | HARRY NELSON, Times Medical Writer
The first pregnancy achieved in the United States through frozen embryo transfer--a technique in which an embryo is conceived in a laboratory dish, frozen and then thawed and implanted in the mother at a later date--is expected to result in the birth of a healthy baby in June, a Los Angeles doctor announced Thursday. Dr. Richard Marrs, who directs the in-vitro fertilization and embryo replacement program at Good Samaritan Hospital, made the announcement at a news conference.
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January 3, 1985 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
Zubin Mehta, impresario of the New York Philharmonic, director-for-life of the Israel Philharmonic and former conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, receives the prestigious Albert Einstein Award from the American Technion Society on Sunday at the Beverly Hilton. Howard W. Koch, who refers to Mehta as a "20th-Century Renaissance man," is particularly excited about the affair. He's dinner chairman.
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February 25, 1997 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly six years after a brilliant but emotionally troubled Los Angeles businessman committed suicide, his lover Monday finally got custody of 12 vials of frozen sperm that he willed her so she could have his child after his death. In an odd and bitter custody battle, Deborah Hecht was pitted against the grown children of her dead lover, Bill Kane, over possession of the sperm. It has sat chilling in a Westwood cryogenics bank since Kane deposited it there in the fall of 1991.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1985 | T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
When Julie Brewer heard the historic news seven years ago that an Englishwoman had given birth to a child conceived in a glass dish, she said, "I thought it was very interesting, but I never thought I would be doing the same thing myself." But at 8:05 a.m. Monday, Brewer gave birth to a seven-pound son, the first "test-tube" baby born in the San Fernando Valley, according to Northridge Hospital Medical Center.
NEWS
June 12, 1988 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
New hotels, new groups, new presidents, new celebrations--mix it all up with the traditional openings and tributes--and the social schedule is extraordinarily heavy for June. A star night on the horizon is June 23, the grand opening evening of the 17-story California deco JW Marriott Hotel in Century City. That morning, J. Willard Marriott will be in stardust in the hotel for the opening ceremony and a luncheon for invited guests with a surprise spectacular.
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January 20, 1991 | Martin Kasindorf, Martin Kasindorf, a lawyer by training, is Los Angeles correspondent for Newsday
Except for the clatter of helicopters approaching the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station nearby, the world surrounding tiny Christopher Michael Calvert is a soothing lullaby. From his crib in a house on a safe cul-de-sac, the 4-month-old can see a leafy tract neighborhood beyond the backyard swimming pool. Cooed over by Crispina Calvert's family, the baby has almost too many loving relatives to count.
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