Thalidomide deformity

Thalidomide deformity

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Credit: OTIS HISTORICAL ARCHIVES, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Thalidomide deformity. Deformed feet of a baby whose mother took the drug thalidomide during pregnancy. Thalidomide was prescribed in the late 1950s and early 1960s as a sleep aid and anti-nausea medication for pregnant women with morning sickness. It caused the babies of numerous women to be born with defects such as phocomelia (a deformity in which the hands or feet develop on stunted limbs), and was banned in 1962. Later research found that it was an effective anti-cancer drug that could also be used to treat leprosy.

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