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Thalidomide's Nazi links examined

Thalidomide was taken off the shelves 50 years ago.

The treatment was withdrawn after thousands of women who had been taking it gave birth to children with deformities.

Prof Ray Stokes, of the University of Glasgow, is researching links between Thalidomide and Nazi Germany.

There were rumours it was developed during the war and tested on concentration camp inmates.

  • 25 Nov 2011