Dear Dr. Yonkman:—
Thank you very much for your courteous letter concerning my recent article in The Journal. I purposely said "as the story was told" because I had neither proof nor denial of the story. I shall be glad to correct my statement in subsequent reports.Yes, I am convinced that glutethimide has been widely used and not found to cause phocomelia though 2 or 3 physicians* emphasized to me that in certain cases a history of glutethimide, not Contergan, was obtained. These cases, however, were not checked by prescriptions.
Taussig HB. Thalidomide and Related Compounds-Reply. JAMA. 1962;181(7):654. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050330084025