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The text of this ad is so ironic and heartbreaking, because Distaval (and other brand names of thalidomide) was indeed terribly unsafe for children in utero. The thalidomide tragedy was probably the most shameful event in the history of pharmaceuticals. Click here for more information on “thalidomide babies” or click here for a detailed history of the drug, which is still marketed today.




The text of this ad is so ironic and heartbreaking, because Distaval (and other brand names of thalidomide) was indeed terribly unsafe for children in utero. The thalidomide tragedy was probably the most shameful event in the history of pharmaceuticals. Click here for more information on “thalidomide babies” or click here for a detailed history of the drug, which is still marketed today.

Yes, it’s a bit cringe-worthy.

Yes, it’s a bit cringe-worthy.

The earliest of 8 decades of Maybelline ads

The earliest of 8 decades of Maybelline ads