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Author Warsh, Cheryl Krasnick, 1957- author.

Title Frances Oldham Kelsey, the FDA, and the battle against thalidomide / Cheryl Krasnick Warsh
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2024]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Summary In the early 1960s, Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration became one of the most celebrated women in America when she prevented the deadly sedative thalidomide from entering the U.S. market. Her lifesaving work there became the basis for the FDA's current drug approval protocols. This biography brings to light the efforts and legacy of a pioneering woman in science whose contributions are still influential today
Notes Also issued in print: 2024
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource and publisher information; title from PDF title page (viewed on February 15, 2024)
Subject Kelsey, Frances Oldham, 1914-2015.
United States. Food and Drug Administration -- Officials and employees -- Biography
Pharmacologists -- Canada -- Biography
Thalidomide -- United States -- History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780197632574