Before peeing-on-a-stick, there was the bun-ny in the oven method

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Pregnancy tests have come a long way.


Patients can often be demanding when it comes to finding out test results. But imagine if they still had to wait for days and the post-mortem of a small mammal to find out to find out if they were pregnant.

Before the comparatively simple peeing-on-a-stick method, injecting rodents, rabbits and eventually even frogs with expectant women’s urine was all the rage.

And although it sounds like flimflam — not to mention animal cruelty — this test had a

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