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"in 1974 I experienced an invasion of my mind by a transcendentally rational mind, as if I had been insane all my life and suddenly I had become sane."
- Philip K. Dick

Synthetic Babies  
  A means of gestating eggs to term is found.  

At that time the human race was not only degenerating as individuals but disappearing as a species. It was then tht our scientists began to talk about synthetic babies...

...the discovery that the human ovary could be kept alive and functioning under certain conditions in a glass vessel. Such an ovary was able to develop and expel a perfect ovum every twenty-eight days... and could be developed into fully matured babies.

From A Biological Experiment, by David H. Keller.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1928
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Compare to the procreative stump from Frank Herbert's 1972 novel Hellstrom's Hive and Bokanovsky's process from Brave New World (1932, Huxley).

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