Chapter 1. Opinions of Chemical Warfare

  1. Timothy C. Marrs OBE, MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath1,2,3,
  2. Robert L. Maynard CBE, FRCP, FRCPath4 and
  3. Frederick R. Sidell MD5
  1. Robert L. Maynard CBE, FRCP, FRCPath

Published Online: 2 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch1

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

How to Cite

Maynard, R. L. (2007) Opinions of Chemical Warfare, in Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition (eds T. C. Marrs, R. L. Maynard and F. R. Sidell), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Edentox Associates, Pinehurst, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6AQ, UK

  2. 2

    National Poisons Information Service (Birmingham Centre) and West Midlands Poisons Unit, City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK

  3. 3

    Lancashire School of Health and Postgraduate Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK

  4. 4

    Health Protection Agency, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RQ, UK

  5. 5

    US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5400, USA

Author Information

  1. Health Protection Agency, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RQ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470013595

Online ISBN: 9780470060032

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Keywords:

  • Chemical warfare (CW) and chemical warfare agents;
  • biological warfare (BW);
  • chemical warfare opinions;
  • ethical and moral thinking - legal principles;
  • chemical warfare and customary rules of war

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • History of Chemical Warfare

  • The Public Perception of CW and the Perceptions of National Leaders

  • Development of Public Opinion after WW1

  • Chemical Warfare Examined from the Standpoint of the Customary Rules of War

  • Origins of the Rules of War

  • Analysis of Often-Asserted Objections to Chemical Warfare in Terms of Ethics and the Rules of War

  • Conclusions

  • References