Medical Hero

Dr. Frances Oldham, who raised the alarm about Thalidomide and helped create an effective system of government regulation of drug manufacture & sale. But, hey, government regulation is evil, right? A certain percentage of armless infants is the price you pay to keep the great machine of the market lubed & fueled. In any case, that’s been the attitude since the Reagan era even among many putative liberals, with Bill Clinton himself declaring the end of Big Government. What a bunch of fucking morons.