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Experiments on a Pregnancy Test
Professor Spirito, of the University of Siena, reported to the Accademia dei fisiocritici his research on a pregnancy test using the urine of a gravid woman and intra-ocular ovarian transplants. He based his research on the experiments of Schochet and MacKee and of Neuman, who showed that fragments of the uterus transplanted into the anterior chamber of the eye of the rabbit reveal changes with relation to the estrual cycle. In Spirito's experiments the intra-ocular transplants of rabbits remained alive for several months. His studies are still inconclusive. The advantage of the method would be that it would be possible to perform a test under direct vision many times on the same animal, owing to the peculiar mechanism of ovulation in the rabbit.
Congress of Legal Medicine
The fifth Congresso nazionale di medicina legale was held recently in Rome, under the chairmanship of Professor Ottolenghi,
ITALY. JAMA. 1933;101(11):868. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740360048024