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From Biological Warfare to Healthcare

Porton Down 1940–2000

  • Authors
  • Peter Hammond
  • Gradon Carter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Peter Hammond, Gradon Carter
    Pages 1-3
  3. Peter Hammond, Gradon Carter
    Pages 4-18
  4. Peter Hammond, Gradon Carter
    Pages 19-39
  5. Peter Hammond, Gradon Carter
    Pages 40-55
  6. Peter Hammond, Gradon Carter
    Pages 56-75
  7. Peter Hammond, Gradon Carter
    Pages 76-92
  8. Peter Hammond, Gradon Carter
    Pages 93-110
  9. Peter Hammond, Gradon Carter
    Pages 111-117
  10. Peter Hammond, Gradon Carter
    Pages 118-126
  11. Peter Hammond, Gradon Carter
    Pages 127-141
  12. Peter Hammond, Gradon Carter
    Pages 142-156
  13. Peter Hammond, Gradon Carter
    Pages 157-176
  14. Peter Hammond, Gradon Carter
    Pages 177-187
  15. Peter Hammond, Gradon Carter
    Pages 188-210
  16. Peter Hammond, Gradon Carter
    Pages 211-235
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 236-280

About this book

Introduction

Using primary sources and personal experience, this book traces the origins of microbiology at the government establishments at Porton Down. Begun in secrecy during World War II, early work concentrated on a response to the threat of biological warfare from Germany. It traces Porton's pioneering work on deadly diseases such as anthrax, through to the Centre's modern role in healthcare. It provides an invaluable source of information for scientists and historians alike, particularly for those interested in political and military history.

Keywords

building Europe experience German Germany health history history of literature medicine military history perception press warfare World War II

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230287211
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-41310-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28721-1
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