Perhaps a bit mundane, but I have always been fascinated by the history, development and implications of war. As despicable as war is, our modern lives have been shaped by it: all technological advancements were done in the name of war, it is by the trickle down effect we, the public, have come to have access to such things as the internet or cellphones or even cars!! It is no coincidence that the militaries of the major powers of the world are at least a generation ahead in technological terms from the rest of society. As such, I thought I would share this, it is an excellent read summarizing the history of biochemical warfare and its devastating effects. It is sad when such science is put to gruesome use and regrettably, the use of biochemistry in formulating these deadly compounds has had a prominent role in the way warfare is carried out, and hence, the shaping of world history.
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