Claudia Schmidt-Herterich

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OBJECTIVES 40 years ago, the sudden increase of births of babies with a range of severe deformities shocked the world. It was caused by the tranquilizer thalidomide. Women who took the drug in the first trimester of pregnancy gave birth to children with a wide but distinctive range of malformations. Thalidomide claimed more than 10,000 victims worldwide.(More)
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