RhoGAM, a drug developed in the 1960s by Columbia University physicians, prevents one of the most severe and devastating diseases affecting fetuses and newborn babies and is still in use today
You’d be forgiven for having never heard of Rh disease. The disease has essentially been eradicated in high-income countries. But for centuries until the late 1960s, the disease was one of the most severe and devastating conditions for newborns. In the United States, it killed approximately 10,000 newborns a year and caused brain damage in many more.
Although the factors that cause Rh disease are still present,