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September 18, 1954


JAMA. 1954;156(3):254-258. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950030046018

CIVIL DEFENSE  Following is the second section of the third and last of a series of articles on medical civil defense plans that have been prepared for the state of Maine. These plans are being published as samples for those states that have not as yet completed this phase of medical civil defense planning.—Ed.

Plans for Special Weapons Defense. Part III: 

Chemical Agents Defense Plan, Section 2 

CHEMICAL WARFARE DECONTAMINATION PROCEDURES  Contamination by chemical warfare agents may vary greatly in nature. Some of these agents are true gases under ordinary conditions and will drift with the wind until dispersed. Most such agents, however, are liquids of varying degrees of volatility that may be spread by shell bursts, as a mist or aerosol by aircraft, or by the dropping of bombs filled with such agents. These liquids will deposit on the ground and on objects such as shrubs, trees, and

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