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Chemical weapons: deliberate release of chemical agents 

Chemical weapons: deliberate release of chemical agents
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Chemical weapons: deliberate release of chemical agents
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David Baker

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199652549.003.0116
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date: 22 September 2019

Chapter 17 discusses the history, nature, and classification of chemical warfare agents, the essential properties of chemical agents and how these determine the management of an incident and the management of the patient, the pathophysiological effects, signs, and symptoms of exposure to chemical agents, the military and civil approaches to incident management, policies for the management of the incident and the management of the patient, and how to apply acquired knowledge in the analysis and management of hazardous situations.

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