Medicine And Books

A New Form of Warfare: the Development of Non-lethal Weapons

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 12 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:135
  1. Vivienne Nathanson, head of professional resources and research group
  1. BMA, London

    Malcolm Dando: Brasseys, £25, pp 250 ISBN 1 85753 127 2

    See p 72

    Scientific knowledge has been used for centuries to develop more effective weapons. Dando puts that fact into the current geopolitical context and considers the parallel development of instruments of weapons control.

    He explores the use of new knowledge and technology in the development of weapons—weaponisation—particularly in relation to psychoactive substances. It is startling how much money was available for study into the effects of drugs such as LSD and mescaline, as well as agents such …

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