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Scholarly Papers, 1947-1967

 Series 2

The second series contains Shorb's writings on B12 research, chicken experiments, and other topics, prepared for scientific journals and lectures. One of the most notable topics is her research on Thalidomide, which measured the drug's effects on embryo development and other reproductive processes in hens.

Dr. Shorb conducted her research in 1962 and 1963, after the emergence of scientific evidence that Thalidomide causes malformations in human fetuses. Included in the series is an illustrated August 1962 LIFE magazine article concerning the discovery of Thalidomide's harmful effects and featuring families dealing with those effects.

Materials are arranged alphabetically by topic.


  • 1947-1967

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.


1.50 Linear Feet

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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College Park Maryland 20742