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The Resource Toxic exposures : mustard gas and the health consequences of World War II in the United States, Susan L. Smith

Toxic exposures : mustard gas and the health consequences of World War II in the United States, Susan L. Smith

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Toxic exposures : mustard gas and the health consequences of World War II in the United States
Title
Toxic exposures
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mustard gas and the health consequences of World War II in the United States
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Susan L. Smith
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Mustard gas is typically associated with the horrors of World War I battlefields and trenches, where chemical weapons were responsible for tens of thousands of deaths. Few realize, however, that mustard gas had a resurgence during the Second World War, when its uses and effects were widespread and insidious.Toxic Exposures tells the shocking story of how the United States and its allies intentionally subjected thousands of their own servicemen to poison gas as part of their preparation for chemical warfare. In addition, it reveals the racialized dimension of these mustard gas experiments, as scientists tested whether the effects of toxic exposure might vary between Asian, Hispanic, black, and white Americans. Drawing from once-classified American and Canadian government records, military reports, scientists' papers, and veterans' testimony, historian Susan L. Smith explores not only the human cost of this research, but also the environmental degradation caused by ocean dumping of unwanted mustard gas.As she assesses the poisonous legacy of these chemical warfare experiments, Smith also considers their surprising impact on the origins of chemotherapy as cancer treatment and the development of veterans' rights movements. Toxic Exposures thus traces the scars left when the interests of national security and scientific curiosity battled with medical ethics and human rights"--
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1960-
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Smith, Susan Lynn
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 B-641
  • QV 666
Series statement
Critical issues in health and medicine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mustard Gas
  • Mustard Gas
  • Human Experimentation
  • Military Personnel
  • Chemical Warfare
  • World War II
  • United States
Label
Toxic exposures : mustard gas and the health consequences of World War II in the United States, Susan L. Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction: Health and War Beyond the Battlefield -- Part I: Preparation for Chemical Warfare -- 1. Wounding Men to Learn: Soldiers as Human Subjects -- 2. Race Studies and the Science of War -- Part II: Toxic Legacies of War -- 3. Mustard Gas in the Sea Around Us -- 4. A Wartime Story: Mustard Agents and Cancer Chemotherapy -- Conclusion: Veterans Making History -- Notes -- Index
Control code
1701610
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 187 pages
Isbn
9780813586090
Lccn
2016015515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956775084
Label
Toxic exposures : mustard gas and the health consequences of World War II in the United States, Susan L. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction: Health and War Beyond the Battlefield -- Part I: Preparation for Chemical Warfare -- 1. Wounding Men to Learn: Soldiers as Human Subjects -- 2. Race Studies and the Science of War -- Part II: Toxic Legacies of War -- 3. Mustard Gas in the Sea Around Us -- 4. A Wartime Story: Mustard Agents and Cancer Chemotherapy -- Conclusion: Veterans Making History -- Notes -- Index
Control code
1701610
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 187 pages
Isbn
9780813586090
Lccn
2016015515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956775084

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