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Frances Oldham Kelsey

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Frances Oldham Kelsey
Born24 Julie 1914(1914-07-24)
Shawnigan, Breetish Columbie, Canadae
Dee'd7 August 2015(2015-08-07) (aged 101)
Lunnon, Ontario, Canadae
ThriftPhysician, FDA employee
Kent forpreventing thalidomide from coming to market in the United States
Hauf-marrae(s)Fremont Ellis Kelsey

Frances Kathleen Oldham Kelsey PhD MD (24 Julie 1914 – 7 August 2015) wis an Canadian-American pharmacologist. She wis a reviewer for the U.S. Food an Drug Administration (FDA). She refusit tae authorize thalidomide for mercat acause she haed concerns aboot the drug's safety.[1]


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  1. --- (1986). "Frances Kelsey". Canada Heirloom Series. Heirloom Publishing Inc. Retrieved 15 August 2009.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors leet (link)