PEACE OR PESTILENCE by Theodor Rosebury


Email this review


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.

Pub Date: May 27th, 1949
Publisher: Whittlesey