GCSE Medicine and World War One. How did a weapon of war ( mustard gas) lead to a blood cancer treatment?

Fascinating short article looking at war as a factor in medical advances. Those who suffered most from mustard gas attacks at Ypres in 1917  were found to have low white blood cell count.The vital link to the world of chemotherapy treatment today.   The reason they know this is that US research scientists were charged with ensuring the worst effects of mustard gas weren’t visited on soldiers just over 20 years later when World War Two broke out.Read more here


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