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In 1927, two German gynecologists Zondek and Aschheim developed the rabbit test. They injected a woman’s urine into a female rabbit. The rabbit was then examined over the next couple days. (Read: killed and surgically examined.) If the rabbit’s ovaries responded to the female’s urine, then hCG was present and the woman was pregnant. For the first time there was a test that accurately detected pregnancy and it was widely used from the 1930s to 1950s. All rabbits that were used in the program had to be surgically operated on and were killed. It was possible to perform the procedure without killing the rabbits, but it was deemed not worth the trouble and expense. Today, modern science doesn’t need to kill rabbits, but the rabbit test is considered a stepping stone during the middle of the 20th century.

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