The history of biologic warfare and bioterrorism.

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Source
Dermatol Clin. 2004 Jul;22(3):231-46, v
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-2004
Author
Michael K Jacobs
Author Affiliation
Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, 1530 3rd Avenue South, EFH 414, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA. mj@alumni.duke.edu
Source
Dermatol Clin. 2004 Jul;22(3):231-46, v
Date
Jul-2004
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Anthrax
Biological Warfare
Bioterrorism
Canada
Europe
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Humans
United States
War
Abstract
Biologic weapons have been used since ancient times in war, and, more recently, by terrorists. From the catapulting of plague corpses over city walls in the Middle Ages to the bacterial contamination of salad bars in Oregon in 1984 by the Rajneeshee cult, the long history of biologic weapons use underscores their current threat. In preparing for the threat of biologic weapons, health care professionals should not only be familiar with the clinical presentation and pathophysiology of the diseases they produce, but also with the historic context of their past uses.
PubMed ID
15207305 View in PubMed
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