Letter from Salvador E. Luria to the editor of The Boston Globe


Title:
Letter from Salvador E. Luria to the editor of The Boston Globe
Description:
In late 1981, U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig accused the Soviet Union of supplying trichothecene mycotoxins (poisonous compounds made by fungal molds that infect grain), popularly known as Yellow Rain, to the Communist regimes in Vietnam and Laos for use in counterinsurgency warfare. In this letter to the editor of the "Boston Globe," Luria provided a brief history of the international ban on biological weapons, and urged restraint on the part of American officials that alleged that Soviet violations of the ban were responsible for the occurrence of "yellow rain" in southeast Asia.
Extent:
1 pages
Date Created:
6 July 1983
Creator:
Luria, S. E. (Salvador Edward), 1912-1991
Recipient:
The Boston Globe
Source:
Original Repository. American Philosophical Society. Library. Salvador Luria Papers. 12096
Original Repository:
American Philosophical Society. Library. Salvador Luria Papers
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reproduced with permission of Daniel D. Luria. and Reproduced with permission of the American Philosophical Society.
Subject:
Ethics
Profiles in Science ID:
QLBBFM
NLM ID:
101584611X72
Genre:
Articles and Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text