• Short Summary

    WEST GERMAN CHILDREN WITH DEFORMITIES ATTRIBUTES TO THE DRUG THALIDOMIDE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TO SKI MAINERZHAGEN NEAR COLOGNE TO HELP THEM LEAD AS NORMAL AND HEALTHY LIVES AS POSSIBLE.

  • Description

    WEST GERMAN CHILDREN WITH DEFORMITIES ATTRIBUTES TO THE DRUG THALIDOMIDE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TO SKI MAINERZHAGEN NEAR COLOGNE TO HELP THEM LEAD AS NORMAL AND HEALTHY LIVES AS POSSIBLE.

    MOST OF THE CHILDREN ON THE PROJECT WERE BORN WITH NO OR BADLY DEFORMED ARMS. BUT THEY HAVE LEARNT TO MANOUVRE ON THE SKIS ALONE, WITHOUT USING STICKS, ALMOST AS SKILFULLY AS THEIR TEACHERS CAN WITH STICKS. SOME OF THEM CAN EVEN WEAVE THROUGH OBSTACLES COURSES.

    THE TRIAL IS STILL CONTINUING IN ALSDORK, WEST GERMANY, OF SEVEN MEMBERS OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY OF CHEMIE-GRUENYHAL, WHICH MANUFACTURED THALIDOMIDE. THEY ARE CHARGED WITH CAUSING BODILY HARM AND WITH OFFENCES AGAINST THE WEST GERMAN DRUG LAWS. FOUR HUNDRED ALLEGED VICTIMS OF THALIDOMIDE ARE REPRESENTED IN THE CASE AS CO-PROSECUTERS. WHEN THE CASE OPENED IN JUNE 1968 AS THE RESULT OF A FIVE YEAR INVESTIGATION, IT WAS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2J0L9AF4H2WISEGRDE95ICGVJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2J0L9AF4H2WISEGRDE95ICGVJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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