Chemical Warfare Secrets Almost Forgotten

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WestBow Press, 2012 - 376 Seiten
Chemical warfare watchers, from scientists to policy advocates, often wonder what went on at the Army Chemical Center during the 1960s. It was a decade in which thousands of Army enlisted men served as volunteers for the secret testing of chemical agents. The actual historical record, however, has until now remained disturbingly incomplete. What chemicals was the Army studying? Why was the program never fully documented in books available to the public? Who planned and carried out the tests, and what was their purpose? How, and by whom, were the volunteers recruited? How adequately were they instructed before giving their informed consent? What long range effects, if any, have been found in follow-up studies? Written by the physician who played a pivotal role in psychoactive drug testing of hundreds of volunteers, the story breaks an official silence that has lasted almost fifty years. Dr. James Ketchum may be the only scientist still equal to the task. His book goes a long way toward revealing the contents of once classified documents that still reside in restricted archives. The author spent most of a decade testing over a dozen potential incapacitating agents including LSD, BZ and marijuana derivatives. His 380-page narrative, loaded with both old and recent photographs, derives from technical reports, memoranda, films, notes and memories. Written primarily for the general reader, but supplemented by a voluminous appendix of graphs and tables for the technically inclined, Dr. Ketchum's book combines a subjective diary with an objective report of the external events that shaped and eventually terminated the program. Informal and autobiographical in style, it includes numerous amusing anecdotes and personality portraits that make it simultaneously intriguing and informative.
 

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Inhalt

Busy as a Bee on a Dose of
81
More Breeds than at a Dog Show
97
Taming the Fractious Belladonnoids
109
Altered States In Fish Tanks and Field Tests
117
Safety First and Always
127
Soldiering on B2 in the Utah Desert
153
PostDoc with Pribram
171
Hoping for Deja
181
Final Days at Edgewood
207
Now You See Them Now You Dont
217
On Into the 70s and
229
To the End of the Century and Beyond
235
What Have We Done?
243
A Reality Check
257
Appendix
268
Urheberrecht

Good and Bad Vibrations Within and Without
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