An eminent scientist lets the bogie of bacteriological warfare (BW) out of the box for the edification of the layman. Universal appeal- except for nervous people. Here is a thorough covering of what B W in its broadest sense means, written by a scientist who can not only write interestingly and well, but marshall his facts and proofs adequately without revealing any military secrets. Camp Detrick has become a permanent Army installation, and will continue the research. His legitimate sources of information are:- historical data, official and non-technical reports, and official technical data. Chapter headings give a glimpse into the material discussed:- Bacteriology for Beginners; Types of producible diseases; What is a B W agent? Potency; Production; Defense; BW on a grand intercontinental scale; International Control; Is BW worse than the atomic bomb --and so on. Lots of scareheads; lots of commonsense.