Cincinnati Children’s researcher Josef Warkany, MD, links certain birth defects to vitamins A and D, mercury, thalidomide and more. Considered the father of teratology (the study of birth defects), Dr. Warkany’s work is foundational to our understanding that a mother’s nutritional deficiencies and environmental exposure to drugs, chemicals, radiation and viruses can impact the prenatal and postnatal health of children. In 1980 Dr. Warkany was interviewed about his career at Cincinnati Children's. Watch the video.
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