Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 September 2015

320 Pages | 51 illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199299799

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Secret Science

A Century of Poison Warfare and Human Experiments

Ulf Schmidt

  • New comprehensive account of British and North American chemical and biological weapons development over the last century
  • Employs previously top secret military, scientific, and government archival material
  • Includes interviews with former servicemen and scientists about highly secret warfare programs
  • Provides a significant new interpretation of one of the biggest cover-ups in Britain's Cold War history, the death of a British servicemen from a chemical warfare agent in a non-therapeutic experiment in 1953
  • Recognizes important developments in often contentious medical ethics debates, across national boundaries, and research cultures