The treatment of victims of poison gas is a subject that members of the medical profession, particularly otolaryngologists, should be thinking about and investigating at this time. The available literature offers considerable food for thought and points the way to some of the preparations and plans that we in this country should be making if the need to cope with this emergency should arise. However remote gas warfare now seems, it is a possibility we must face, because the Japanese have used poison gas, particularly lewisite, on the Chinese, and they will do the same to us, if they ever get the chance; the Germans, moreover, may be forced to resort to gas warfare as a measure of desperation.
It is not the purpose of this paper to present in detail the various phases of the problem with which one should familiarize oneself. These include the different types of chemicals
MITCHELL HE. TREATMENT OF VICTIMS OF POISON GASWITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE USE OF THE BRONCHOSCOPE. Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;37(3):371–376. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670030381003