Thalidomide babies

“There’s something wrong with your baby.” Parents and medical staff alike were unprepared for the thousands of children born with deformed or missing extremities after being exposed to thalidomide in the womb. While medical experts were inclined to hide the babies — or in some cases, leave them to die to the elements — mothers were quick to step up: “one mother described how she was glad her daughter had three fingers so that there was enough for one to wear a ring on, if she wants to get married”. Read full article here

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