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Biological Weapons : Limiting Threat

Biological Weapons : Limiting Threat - 99 edition

Biological Weapons : Limiting Threat - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780262621281

ISBN10: 0262621282

Biological Weapons : Limiting Threat by Joshua  Ed. Lederberg - ISBN 9780262621281
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: MIT Press
Published: 1999
International: No
Biological Weapons : Limiting Threat by Joshua  Ed. Lederberg - ISBN 9780262621281

ISBN13: 9780262621281

ISBN10: 0262621282

Edition: 99

Summary

Biological weapons pose a horrifying and growing threat to the United States and to the world in general Revelations about Iraq's weapons research and the plans of the Aum Shinrikyo cult in Japan serve as frightening reminders of the potential for military or terrorist use of biological agents.

The essays in this book, many of which were originally published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, examine the medical, scientific, and political dimensions of limiting the threat posed by biological weapons. The contributors consider the current threat posed by biological weapons, the history of attempts to control them, episodes in which biological agents have been used, Iraq's biological warfare program, and policies that the United States might pursue to reduce the threat.

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