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December 1942

War Gases: Their Identification and Decontamination

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;46(6):952-954. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500180174026

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The book of Jacobs is a valuable addition to the ever expanding library on chemical warfare in relationship to civilian defense. The technical person interested in certain phases of chemical warfare will find material from current sources assembled in this book. Even with the publication of an official manual for the state gas officer and the senior gas officer of the Civilian Defense Corps, in local communities this book will serve as a handy reference. The real difficulty in the plans for present day defense against chemical warfare agents is the problem of the vesicants. The medical care of persons with dermatitis caused by these agents belongs rightly to the dermatologist. The dermatologist interested in the technical phases of chemical warfare will find that this book gives an adequate background, which some of the strictly medical publications do not have. He will find that a technical background in chemical warfare

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