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Did The German Nazis Invent Thalidomide?

by | 3rd, November 2011

ON the forums, the talk of Thalidomide’s possible roots in the Nazi-era:

Says one reader:

and then went on to devastate many lives when prescribed for morning sickness. But in all honesty, even if the Nazis are responsible is modern day Germany to be held for ransom? or should each country provide for victims of the drug?

Another adds
Each country undertook to use it in good faith, IMO – it may have originated in Germany but nobody forced other countries to take it and prescribe it. my mother was offered it for morning sickness – it makes me shudder to think of the impact that could have had on my life – and my parents – had she not refused….

In Germany, 10,000 babies were born affected by Thalidomide. The irony that the Nazis who murdered the disabled helped create what they despised cannot be overlooked…


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Dee Knott-Mtille holds 16 month old Freddie Mtille, who she adopted after he was abandoned after being born with no arms or legs, before they set off home to Kenya from Heathrow Airport, Tuesday 6th September 2005. A limbless Kenyan child who received vital medical treatment in the UK will fly home today with his adoptive British mother. Charity worker Dee Knott-Mtile battled to bring her 15-month-old son to Britain for an assessment at a London hospital. See PA Story SOCIAL Thalidomide. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA


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