Doctor Frances Kelsey

Samsette
8th August 2015, 02:27
The doctor who saved American babies from the horror of Thalidimide;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Oldham_Kelsey

She died today at the age of 101.

Keltic Star
8th August 2015, 05:58
The doctor who saved American babies from the horror of Thalidimide;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Oldham_Kelsey

She died today at the age of 101.

A Great lady.
What a pity she could not get our stagnant Department of Health and dumb politicians from permitting its use in Canada.

Dartskipper
8th August 2015, 09:24
Or indeed, the UK. Why wasn't her advice heeded?

A great lady, may she R.I.P.

kypros
8th August 2015, 10:56
Easy answer to that the power of big corporations with the politicians in there pocket.KYPROS

trotterdotpom
8th August 2015, 12:01
Very true - she did great work.

However, thalidomide is making a comeback in the cure of some new diseases (obviously not "morning sickness"). I forget what they are but I hope one of them is Alzheimers.

John T