T.W. Paterson says of Frances Kelsey that she took a courageous stand against thalidomide “…after it was linked to thousands of appalling birth defects.”
Actually, Dr. Kelsey took a stand before the link was known, insisting that the drug companies follow proper procedure in testing their drugs before they were put on the market.
She refused to be rushed or bullied into approving the drug.
For that we must honour her.