Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States at his medical clinic in Virginia, died July 31 at a hospital in Norfolk. He was 104.
The cause was respiratory failure, the Eastern Virginia Medical School said in a statement.
The work of Dr. Jones and his late wife, Dr. Georgeanna Jones, at EVMS led to the nation’s first child born as a result of in vitro fertilization in 1981. Since then, more than 5 million births have stemmed from in vitro fertilization around the world.