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  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    1 August 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1962: 20 June-1 August, undated

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the President's News Conference of August 1, 1962 (News Conference 40). The President began the press conference with a statement against the sedative thalidomide and its harmful side effects. He praised the Food and Drug Admin...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Press Conference, 1 August 1962
    White House Audio Collection1 August 1962

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of August 1, 1962 (News Conference 40). The President begins the press conference with a statement against the sedative thalidomide and its harmful side effects. He praises the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Dr. Francis Kelsey for preventing the commercial distribution of thalidomide in the...

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