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September 15, 1934

Leitfaden der Pathologie und Therapie der Kampfgaserkrankungen

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Von Dr. med. Otto Muntsch, Oberstabsarzt im Reichsheere, Mitglied des Pr. Landesgesundheitsrates. Second edition. Boards, 9.60 marks. Pp. 110, with 33 illustrations. Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(11):864. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750370068032

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It is presumed that during the next period of major warfare large groups of the civilian population may be subjected to the action of war gases. This prospect has prompted the author to seek the cooperation of Red Cross units throughout the world in the collection and appraisal of all possible information bearing on the prevention and treatment of injuries resulting from exposure to these toxic chemicals. The author states, in substance, "with this point in mind the purpose of this book is to offer such knowledge as has been gathered from the different parts of the world as to ways and means for protecting the civilian population against the ravages of war gases." In the several chapters are discussed such topics as the development of chemical warfare; the statistics derived from the late war; the general toxicology and classification of chemical fighting materials; the chemistry of the principal war

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