Posted by Ivo Cerckel on October 3rd, 2009
This guy seems to have been to school with thalidomide babies born (in the USA) before 1957.
FinallyFred’s Journal – MedHelp
Journal Entry 12/11/08
In the 1940s and 50s, “thalidomide was a drug used regulaarly in the treatment of leprosy. Thalidomide was also prescribed to expectant mothers to treat morning sickness, anxiety, and insomnia. A DECADE later, the Food and Drug Administration took the drug off the market after more than 10,000 babies exposed to thalidomide in the womb were born with severe adverse thalidomide birth defects including serious malformations and limb deformities. I am old enough to have had some of those people in my school and it was SAD SAD SAD. That stuff was horrible, yet after seeing babies born without arms, legs, etc. – it took the FDA over a decade to pull it from the market! UNSNIP