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RE: Anthrax in the Korean War
Additional information on Japanese B encephalitis in Korea can be found
On Wednesday, October 31, 2001 08:29, Jhk789@aol.com [SMTP:Jhk789@aol.com]
> In a message dated 10/31/2001 5:25:12 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> GRBroman@aol.com writes:
> > Actually guys, it's Japanese B Encephelitis
> > Glen
> Thanks gang for the responses!
> BTW, could the B stand for "bubonic plague bacilli"?
> According to Prof. Endicott's book, "Ishii had a special
> enthusiam for bubonic plague bacilli spread by fleas, and
> his munitions people developed the explosive procelain bomb in
> part to provide an effective delivery system....the Japanese,
> like the Americans, had investigated at ....anthrax, cholera, and
> typhus at most." Gen. Ishii turned over all his germ data to
> the US in 1947 in return for immunity from prosecution.
> It's interesting to note that most of the vaccines the G.I.s got
> for the Korean War theater was against the germ agents
> that were developed by the Japanese. Could some of the
> 17 shots G.I.s received also included vaccines for anthrax?
> John 2
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