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Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety and Biodefense Law

Editor-in-Chief: Sutton, Victoria

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The Unknowing Volunteers: Population Testing in the United States

Katie DuBois
Published Online: 2011-01-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/2154-3186.1004

In late 1949, vulnerability tests with simulants were started in response to the Report on Special [Biological Warfare (BW)] Operations which pointed out the U.S. susceptibility to [biological warfare] BW attack. The army considered these tests to be a necessary as a part of the research arm of the biological warfare program. This paper provides an overview and legal perspective regarding historical population testing in the United States.

Keywords: public health; human subject testing; biodefense; biological agent; population testing; Edward Nevin

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Published Online: 2011-01-27

Citation Information: Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety and Biodefense Law, Volume 1, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2154-3186, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/2154-3186.1004.

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