Article: The scientists who worked to defeat poison gas

Posted on on 27 April 2015
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One hundred years after the first use of chemical gas during warfare, Guardian writer Simon Jones explores the frantic work by British scientists to find a quick and effective way to counter the deadly results.

Author Simon Jones: "Chemical warfare made its deadly debut a century ago, at a time when science was still in the era of personal experimentation. The urgency in the first weeks and months after the introduction of chemical weapons was such that many scientists repeatedly exposed themselves to extremely dangerous substances; some ultimately gave their lives."

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