Winston, Robert, Baron

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WINSTON, ROBERT, BARON (1940– ), British physician, broadcaster, and fertility expert. Winston graduated from London University as a gynecological surgeon and became a noted pioneer of fertility and ivf techniques. He is well-known both for his scientific papers and for his programs on bbc television such as The Human Body (1998), The Secret Life of Twins (1999), and Superhuman (2000), which drew large audiences. Winston was professor of fertility studies at Imperial College School of Medicine, London, and received a life peerage in 1995. He served as chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology and was awarded the Royal Society's Faraday Gold Medal.

[William D. Rubinstein (2nd ed.)]

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