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November 17, 1999

Biological WarfareThe United States and Biological Warfare: Secrets From the Early Cold War and Korea

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999American Medical Association

JAMA. 1999;282(19):1877-1878. doi:10.1001/jama.282.19.1877

This book is written in the style of an investigative news report. The authors accuse US and Canadian forces of having waged offensive biological warfare by using artificially infected insects as vectors during the Korean campaign. We concede that all major powers have experimented with biological warfare agents.1 However, this book suffers from many defects, specifically the use of anecdotal data that appear questionable when seen in the light of current science. Terms like "encephalitis" and "meningitis" are thrown at the reader without definition.

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