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Casualties of Gulf war were higher than most reports suggest

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7104.373 (Published 09 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:373
  1. C S Nice, Specialist registrar in medical microbiologya
  1. a Leeds General Infirmary, Old Medical School, Leeds LS1 3EX

    Editor—In his letter discussing why it took so long to investigate the problem of the Gulf war syndrome, Peter Beale states that “casualties [were] mercifully few.”1 He refers, of course, only to casualties among the Allied forces and disregards the 100 000 Iraqi conscripts and an unquantified but probably greater number of civilians who died.2 I find it worrying that the …

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