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By Frederick R. Sidell, Ernest T. Takafuji, David R. Franz

A major worth of the Textbook of army drugs sequence is to maintain the teachings of previous wars and, through so doing, show how present doctrine is equipped on wisdom that was once won at so excessive a value. scientific officials should still learn this quantity, scientific features of Chemical and organic conflict, and research its classes good. Civilians anticipate that we within the army will understand how to control chemical and organic casualties. certainly, if we don't, then who will? The country expects us to be ready to shield opposed to all assaults and should be unforgiving of any inability on our half.

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HQ, US Army Forces, Pacific; 1945: appended chart. History of Chemical and Biological Warfare: An American Perspective By 1940, Ishii had developed and tested in the field nine different kinds of biological bombs and had produced over 1,600 bombs, although some had been expended in research. The 40-kg Ha bomb, filled with a mixture of shrapnel and anthrax spores, and the 25-kg Type 50 UJI bomb, also filled with anthrax spores, were considered the most effective (Figure 2-25).

In the spring of 1918, the CWS issued the Richardson, Flory, and Kops (RFK) mask, which was an improved version of the British SBR. S. troops. Late in 1918, the CWS merged the best aspects of the RFK mask with a French design that eliminated the scuba-type mouthpiece. 14,30–32 Humans were not the only creatures requiring protection against chemical agents: the CWS developed protective masks for horses, dogs, and carrier pigeons. Other efforts at individual protection were not very successful. Sag Paste derived its name from Salve Antigas and was intended as an ointment that would prevent mustard agent burns.

Thus a nation that stops all investigation into poisonous gases cannot hope to be prepared on the defensive side should the time ever come when defense against gas is needed. 20(pp7–8) Fries also disagreed with the premise that treaties could prevent chemical warfare: Researches into poisonous gases cannot be suppressed. Why? Because they can be carried on in out-of-the-way cellar rooms, where complete plans may be worked out to change existing industrial chemical plants into full capacity poisonous gas plants on a fortnight’s notice, and who will be the wiser?

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