Thalidomide capsules, c 1958-1962.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Thalidomide capsules, c 1958-1962.

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Description

Made by The Distillers Co Ltd. Thalidomide was developed in West Germany in the mid-1950s and was initially used as a sedative and an antiemetic until the discovery that it caused severe foetal malformations.
 

Image Ref.

10319199
 

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