The History of Biological Weapons Use: What We Know and What We Don't.

  title={The History of Biological Weapons Use: What We Know and What We Don't.},
  author={W. Seth Carus},
  journal={Health security},
  volume={13 4},
  • W. Carus
  • Published 10 August 2015
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Health security
This article critically reviews the literature on the history of biological warfare, bioterrorism, and biocrimes. The first serious effort to review this entire history, made in 1969, had numerous limitations. In recent decades, several authors have filled many of the gaps in our understanding of the past use of biological agents (including both pathogens and toxins), making it possible to reconstruct that history with greater fidelity than previously possible. Nevertheless, there are numerous… Expand
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