PHILIP MORGENSTERN, M.D.; FRANK R. KOSS, M.D.; WILLIAM W. ALEXANDER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The toxic effects of mustard vapor on the respiratory tract have been well known since July 1917, when the Germans first used this gas against the Allies. Gilchrist and Matz have described the residual effects in American soldiers eight to ten years after acute mustard gassing.
Less widely known is the fact that many persons employed in the handling of mustard gas and exposed to small quantities of the vapor over a prolonged period of time may sustain damage to the respiratory mucosa which may leave them partially or totally disabled. This statement is based on two and one half
MORGENSTERN P, KOSS FR, ALEXANDER WW. RESIDUAL MUSTARD GAS BRONCHITIS: EFFECTS OF PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO LOW CONCENTRATIONS OF MUSTARD GAS1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:27–40. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-1-27
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(1):27-40.
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