By Frederick R. Sidell, Ernest T. Takafuji, David R. Franz
A major worth of the Textbook of army drugs sequence is to maintain the teachings of earlier wars and, through so doing, display how present doctrine is outfitted on wisdom that used to be received at so excessive a value. scientific officials should still learn this quantity, clinical elements of Chemical and organic war, and research its classes good. Civilians anticipate that we within the army will understand how to control chemical and organic casualties. certainly, if we don't, then who will? The state expects us to be ready to protect opposed to all assaults and may be unforgiving of any incapability on our half.
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A potpourri of World War I–vintage protective masks. This extraordinary photograph gives some indication of the great effort made by the warring parties to develop an effective and practical (and frequently unsuccessful) defense against the chemical warfare threat. S. S. S. S. S. S. S. model 1919 mask. Middle row, left to right: British Black Veil mask; British PH helmet; British BR mask; French M2 mask; French artillery mask; French ARS mask. S. S. Connell mask. Photograph: Chemical and Biological Defense Command Historical Research and Response Team, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
S. government began centralizing gas warfare functions in the War Department under a senior Corps of Engineers of- History of Chemical and Biological Warfare: An American Perspective FPO on mustard agent production. The Proving Ground Division was collocated with the Training Division at Lakehurst, New Jersey. The Medical Division was responsible for the pharmacological aspects of chemical defense. The offensive chemical unit for the AEF was the First Gas Regiment, formerly the 30th Engineers. This unit was organized at American University under the command of Colonel E.
S. Army, wrote an article on bacterial warfare for The Military Surgeon that began: Bacterial warfare is one of the recent scare-heads that we are being served by the pseudo-scientists who contribute to the flaming pages of the Sunday annexes syndicated over the Nation’s press. 75(p189) He then proceeded to point out the difficulties of trying to weaponize biological agents. For example, bubonic plague would create significant problems for friendly troops as well as the enemy: The use of bubonic plague today against a field force, when the forces are actually in contact, is unthinkable for the simple reason that the epidemic could not be controlled.