Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor.—In their article describing
historical perspectives of biological warfare, Dr Christopher and colleagues1 cite an article by Van Courtland Moon2
and my article3 and remark that biological
warfare in Korea was propaganda, "regardless of veracity" of the allegations.
Van Courtland Moon has underscored that no outside investigator was admitted
to Korea, and the real motives for refusal of admission were not known. In
my article, the allegations of biological warfare are disputed, and I presented
information from 2 reporters, Tibor Meray from Hungary and Lucjan Pracki from
Poland, who were in Korea in 1952.
Rolicka M. Propaganda Value of Allegations of Biological Warfare in the Korean War. JAMA. 1998;279(4):274. doi:10.1001/jama.279.4.271