Today In History: Frances Oldham Kelsey recognized for her refusal to authorize thalidomide

August 7, 1962. Canadian-born American pharmacologist Frances Oldham Kelsey awarded the U.S. President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service for her refusal to authorize thalidomide. – Wikipedia

Feature image: Frances Kathleen Oldham Kelsey receiving the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service from President John F. Kennedy, in 1962. SOURCE: wikipedia.org

 

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