In Passing

Frances Oldham Kelsey

“They came to Washington, it seemed, in droves. They wrote letters and they telephoned – as often as three times a week. They telephoned my superiors and they came to see them, too. Most of the things they called me you couldn’t print,” Kelsey said, referring to the William S. Merrell Co and its lobbyists in defense of their new ‘wonder’ drug, thalidomide.

 

In Passing

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