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January 28, 1998

Biological Warfare and the ‘Hiroshima' Issue of JAMA

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;279(4):274-275. doi:10.1001/jama.279.4.271

To the Editor.—Based on the Biological Agents as Weapons issue of JAMA,1 it appears that American medicine had been sold to the Pentagon in a most bizarre presentation of the problems of chemical and biological warfare. Checking the issue date, August 6, 1997, I found, to my total disbelief, that I was reading an anticommemorative to Hiroshima—the wholesale massacre of civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively.