Chapter 1. The History of Biological Warfare

  1. Dr. André Richardt2 and
  2. Dr. Marc-Michael Blum3,4
  1. Friedrich Frischknecht

Published Online: 3 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621620.ch1

Decontamination of Warfare Agents: Enzymatic Methods for the Removal of B/C Weapons

Decontamination of Warfare Agents: Enzymatic Methods for the Removal of B/C Weapons

How to Cite

Frischknecht, F. (2008) The History of Biological Warfare, in Decontamination of Warfare Agents: Enzymatic Methods for the Removal of B/C Weapons (eds A. Richardt and M.-M. Blum), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527621620.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    German Armed Forces Institute for Protection Technology - NBC Protection, Business Area of Biological and Chemical Decontamination, Humboldtstr. 100, 29633 Munster, Germany

  2. 3

    University of Frankfurt, Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Marie-Curie-Str. 9, 60439 Frankfurt, Germany

  3. 4

    Scientific Services, Ledererstrasse 23, D-80331 Munich, Germany

Author Information

  1. Department of Parasitology, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 23 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527317561

Online ISBN: 9783527621620

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Keywords:

  • decontamination;
  • warfare agents;
  • biological warfare;
  • pre-twentieth century examples;
  • world war I to world war II;
  • secret projects;
  • cold war allegations;
  • twenty-first century

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pre-Twentieth Century Examples

  • From World War I to World War II

  • Secret Projects and Cold War Allegations

  • Towards the Twenty-first Century: Madmen on the Run

  • Future Threats–Science or Fiction?

  • Acknowledgements