From an article about Harold Evans.
For Evans, however, thalidomide’s story remains one of British treachery, rather than the legacy of Nazi evil. It is, he believes, a lesson in how a government can “betray its duty”. He is also haunted by the memory of the implacable businessmen who ran Distillers.
“At the time these men who all sat around the board table were convinced that drugs could not cross the placental barrier. Every single face around that table was made of granite,” he said.
Our knowledge is always incomplete.