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Thalidomide: The Chemistry Mistake That Killed Thousands of Babies

On October 1, 1957, thalidomide was introduced as a new morning sickness cure. Everything seemed great until later the next year, when thousands of infants were born with severe birth defects.

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Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15080764
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1021008016719
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/17997789/untold-story-thalidomide-babies
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18031152
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/24400847_Chiral_Toxicology_It‘s_the_Same_ThingOnly_Different
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4112512/
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Images:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thalidomide#/media/File:NCP14053.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thalidomide#/media/File:Thalidomide_enantiomers.svg

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