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Weapons of mass destruction

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 26 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:531
  1. Imre Loefler, editor
  1. Nairobi Hospital Proceedings, Kenya

    The agricultural revolution was the first quantum leap in manipulating the environment and the industrial revolution was the second. The medical revolution is the third. Domestication, the harnessing of stored energy, and the eradication of hostile species were necessary before man could invade all niches on earth and multiply. The securement of man's biosphere began with the battle against lion and bear and wolf. Now the biological enemies …

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