Unexpected "gas" casualties in Moscow: a medical toxicology perspective.

@article{Wax2003UnexpectedC,
  title={Unexpected "gas" casualties in Moscow: a medical toxicology perspective.},
  author={Paul M. Wax and Charles E. Becker and Steven C. Curry},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={
          700-5
        }
}
In October 2002, the Russian military used a mysterious "gas" to incapacitate Chechen rebels at a Moscow theater. Despite increased interest in the potential use of lethal chemical weapons in recent years, the medical community has paid little attention to the development of incapacitating, calmative, and "less than lethal" technologies. In this analysis, we review the events surrounding the use of a calmative "gas" during the Russian military action and discuss what is currently known about… Expand

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