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Thread #168606   Message #4073231
Posted By: keberoxu
26-Sep-20 - 03:52 PM
Thread Name: BS: Who remembers Thalidomide?
Subject: RE: BS: Who remembers Thalidomide?
"Contergan" was the brand name in the German-speaking
pharmaceutical market, where one still speaks of
the Contergan babies or the Contergan lawsuits.

The great classical-music bass-baritone
Thomas Quasthoff is, famously, a 'Contergan' survivor.
When asked by a reporter if other such survivors look up to him
as some sort of role model,
Quasthoff, who is nothing if not plain-spoken, answered that
he is envied and resented, rather than admired,
by his fellow survivors.