The Woman Who Stood Between America and a Generation of ‘Thalidomide Babies’

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Today we know thalidomide to be toxic to the nerves, but its effects were relatively unknown until the early 60s; prior to the truth being unveiled, physicians had prescribed the drug as a cure for morning sickness. From 1957 to 1962, thousands of babies from Canada, Great Britain, and West Germany were born with severe deformities, and America only escaped the same fate because of one woman’s inquisitiveness. Read full article here

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