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Main Title The anthrax letters : a medical detective story /
Author Cole, Leonard A.,
Publisher Joseph Henry Press,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 52575719
ISBN 030908881X; 9780309088817; 0309525845; 9780309525848
Subjects Bioterrorism--United States. ; Anthrax--United States. ; Postal service--United States. ; Victims of terrorism--United States. ; Terrorismus. ; Attentat. ; Milzbrand. ; Brief. ; Geschichte 2001. ; USA.
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National Academies Press
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  HV6432.C63 2003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/18/2004
EJEM  HV6432.C63 2003 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/07/2005
ELBM  HV6432.C63 2003 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2017
Collation x, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-253) and index.
Contents Notes
1. Deadly diagnosis -- 2. American media -- 3. The nation at risk -- 4. Ultimate delivery: The U.S. mail -- 5. The outliers -- 6. D.A. Henderson, the CDC, and the new mind-set -- 7. A scientist's race to protection -- 8. Terror by hoax -- 9. Who did it? -- 10. Loose ends. "Conducting his own detective work, bioterrorism expert Leonard Cole has composed an account that gets right to the heart of all the noisy sound bites and hysterical headlines. Cole is perhaps the only person outside law enforcement to have interviewed every one of the surviving inhalotion-anthrax victims, along with the relatives, friends, and associates of those who died, as well as the public health officials, scientists, researchers, hospital workers, and treating physicians - indeed, anyone who has something of value to add to the story. Speaking through their voices, the narrative reflects the tension and emotions stirred by the events from that fall in 2001." "This minute-by-minute chronicle of the anthrax attacks recounts more than a history of recent current events; it uncovers the untold and perhaps even more important story of how scientists, doctors, and researchers perform life-saving work under intense pressure and public scrutiny. The Anthrax Letters is a spellbinding behind-the-scenes expose that amply demonstrates how vulnerable America and the world really were in 2001 - and how critical scientific research promises to strengthen our ability to address the challenges we must meet in the future."--Jacket.