Thalidomide Girl

Thalidomide Girl

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Credit: JOHN MOSS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: A girl with birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide, which was given to pregnant women in the 1950s and 1960s to treat morning sickness, until it was discovered to cause severe malformations in babies.

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Keywords: 1950s, 1960s, child, deformation, deformed, disability, disabled, drug effect, epidemic, girl, handicap, handicapped, historic, historical, history, malformation, malformed, medical, people, person, physical, physically, thalidomide, toddler

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