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Effect of Thalidomide on the Development of the Chick Embryo

Naturevolume 199pages12041206 (1963) | Download Citation



THE disastrous effect of thalidomide on development of the human embryo1 has prompted us to investigate the influence of this substance on the development of the chick embryo. Although the results given here are only preliminary, we thought it advisable to publish them in a brief communication, as they may be of interest to other workers in this field.

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  1. 1

    See, for example, Tausig, H., J. Amer. Med. Assoc., 180, 1106 (1962).

  2. 2

    Rhodes, A. J., and van Rooyen, C. E., Textbook of Virology, 57 (Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1958).

  3. 3

    Arzneimittelforschung, 12, 640 (1962).

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  1. Central Research Laboratories, N. V. Philips-Duphar, Weesp, The Netherlands

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