The Thalidomide Catastrophe

By Martin Johnson, Raymond G. Stokes, Tobias Arndt

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"This momentous book is the first comprehensive history of thalidomide. ... It demonstrates how many thousands of victims could have been spared very late in the day if Chemie Grünenthal had taken any notice of the early alarms: ... [It] carries conviction by its scientific rigor, and the clarity of…

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