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Thalidomide in Britain

It was supposed to be a harmless sedative for expectant mothers, but instead thalidomide caused thousands of babies around the world, including more than a hundred in Canada, to be born with severe birth defects. The Canadian government failed to warn the public of its dangers, and promised to compensate the thalidomide victims; it took almost 30 years for the government to deliver on that promise.

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British author Marjorie Wallace speaks out about thalidomide.

Medium: Radio
Program: Morningside
Broadcast Date: May 11, 1979
Guest(s): Marjorie Wallace
Interviewer: Don Harron
Duration: 8:45

Last updated: April 22, 2013

Page consulted on May 15, 2014

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