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In the 1950's and 60's women in many countries prescribed thalidomide as a sedative and to help with morning sickness. The drug causes terrible birth defects and the children of pregnant women taking the drug were often born with horrible malformations including shortened arms, hands extending directly from the shoulder, and the absence of the thumb and the adjoining bone in the lower arm. 15,000 children worldwide were born with these serious defects before the drugs were pulled off the market.