Living with Thalidomide
Thursday 21 February 2013, 15.00-16.00
The effects of the drug thalidomide on babies
born between 1958 and 1962 were a shock to both the public and
the medical profession. This talk will show clips from a small
group of films that help to illustrate the different ways in
which society and the medical profession attempted to integrate
children born with often severe impairments into everyday life.
However, as the films show, it is apparent that the children had
their own ideas about how to adapt the world to their bodies rather
than the other way around.
Speaker: Dr Ruth Blue, Assistant Curator,
You can pick up your free ticket for this event
from the Information Desk from 13.30 on the day. Tickets are issued
on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please leave coats and bags in the free cloakroom on the ground
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