Contributions of the U.S. Army to Botulinum Toxin Research
This conference on botulinum and tetanus neurotoxins has covered a wide range of scientific topics, from basic toxin characterization studies to use of the toxins in modem clinical settings. At the request of the conference organizers, I will briefly summarize the U.S. Army’s past and present programs on botulinum toxin, highlighting several of the very practical accomplishments from which this field of research has benefited. Some of this information is not highly technical or scientific in nature, but represents contributions which have gone unrecognized by many of those working in the field. I should hasten to say that the views expressed here are mine alone and should not be construed to be official positions of my Institute or the U.S. Army.
KeywordsBotulinum Toxin Clostridium Botulinum Biological Weapon Biological Warfare Aluminum Phosphate
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