Science: The Poisoned Air

Most people who brood about the horrors of war think of the bomb and forget the germs. Last week Dr. Victor H. Haas, head of the Government's Microbiological Institute, warned that 1) biological warfare is a definite possibility, and 2) the U.S. is ill-equipped at present to ward off such an attack. The nation has too few facilities even for detecting the minute organisms that an enemy might use, Dr. Haas told the College of American Pathologists in Chicago, and no organization to combat the widespread disease they might cause.

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