Accession Number:

AD0596851

Title:

A Long-Term 'Follow-Up' of Volunteers Exposed to GB (Sarin)

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

CHEMICAL DEFENCE ESTABLISHMENT PORTON DOWN (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A survey of the medical histories of 37 soldiers and airmen who had volunteered to be exposed to Sarin GB at CDE was compared with the histories of 37 other volunteers who had not been so exposed. The men considered in this paper attended CDE between June 1952 and May 1953. No significant difference was found between the two groups experience of sickness after attendance at CDE, nor between the sickness experience of the group exposed to GB before and after attendance. The diagnoses relating to incidents of sickness are listed and discussed. No incidents of psychiatric illness were recorded in the group exposed to GB, although one man was invalided for psychiatric reasons from the group not exposed.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE