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WHO should undertake full inquiry into Gulf war illness

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 22 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1422
  1. Robin Stott (, Chair,
  2. Douglas Holdstock, Secretary
  1. Medact, London N19 4DJ

    EDITOR—Coker et al found a high prevalence of various illnesses among British Gulf war veterans, confirming other recent reports from the United Kingdom and the United States.1 They say that they found no evidence for the existence of a unitary “Gulf war syndrome” and think that several possible causes are responsible for the symptoms reported. There have also …

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