Survey of .2,6-Dioxo-3-phthaliminopiperidine
Foster, Richard Kyle
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2,6 - Dioxo - 3 - pthaliminopiperidine (Thalidomide) was one of the best somnolent drugs ever produced. It proved to be .virtually non-narcotic, and with extended use, produced only mild toxic effects. Unfortunately, women who took the drug between the twenty-eighth and forty-second day after conception bore children affected with phocomelia. As a result thalidomide was removed ,entirely from the market by March 1962.