The Anthrax Letters: A Medical Detective Story

The Anthrax Letters A Medical Detective Story At am on October Robert Stevens entered a hospital emergency room Feverish nauseated and barely conscious no one knew what was making him sick It was the doctors and public health offi

  • Title: The Anthrax Letters: A Medical Detective Story
  • Author: Leonard A. Cole
  • ISBN: 9780309088817
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Hardcover
  • At 2 00am on October 2, 2001, Robert Stevens entered a hospital emergency room Feverish, nauseated, and barely conscious, no one knew what was making him sick It was the doctors and public health officials who solved this medical mystery Stevens was the first fatal victim of bioterrorism in America The events of September 11th and the anthrax attacks that followed onlyAt 2 00am on October 2, 2001, Robert Stevens entered a hospital emergency room Feverish, nauseated, and barely conscious, no one knew what was making him sick It was the doctors and public health officials who solved this medical mystery Stevens was the first fatal victim of bioterrorism in America The events of September 11th and the anthrax attacks that followed only three weeks later were horrifying Many of us felt we were living in a world gone mad Already shaken by the images of jetliners deliberately flown into the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center, we were soon scared to open our mail No longer could we look forward to birthday wishes or holiday postcards We couldna TM t even safely face the delivery of our monthly bills We had now become literally afraid of the microbial menace that could be lurking in our mailboxes This time terror had struck close to homea to everyonea TM s home.But behind the panic and the politics was a key line of defense While the police and FBI frantically investigated a crime, there were other professionals at work, conducting their own painstaking inquiry a medical and scientific detectives hot on the trail of deadly organisms deliberately set loose in the postal system Modern heroes in a quickly changing world, the public health officials, physicians, researchers, and scientists who staff our hospitals, clinics, and laboratories will be the first responders on the scene of any future biowarfare event.Conducting his own detective work, bioterrorism expert Leonard Cole has composed a series of fascinating stories that get to the heart of all the noisy sound bytes and hysterical headlines Cole is the only person outside law enforcement to have interviewed every one of the surviving inhalation anthrax victims, along with the relatives, friends, and associates of those who died, as well as the public health officials, scientists, researchers, hospital workers, and treating physicians a indeed, anyone who has something of value to add to the story Speaking through their voices, the narrative reflects the tension and emotions stirred by the events from the fall of 2001.Fast paced and riveting, this minute by minute chronicle of the anthrax attacks recounts than a history of recent current events, it uncovers the untold and perhaps even important story of how scientists, doctors, and researchers perform life saving work under intense pressure and public scrutiny The Anthrax Letters amply demonstrates how vulnerable America and the world really were in 2001 It also shows quite clearly how scientific research promises to strengthen our ability to address the challenges we must meet in the future.

    anthrax attacks Timeline How The Anthrax Terror Unfolded NPR Seven days after the terrorist attacks of Sept , attacks, anonymous letters laced with deadly anthrax spores began arriving at media companies and Amerithrax or Anthrax Investigation FBI Soon after the terrorist attacks of , letters laced with anthrax began appearing in the U.S mail Five Americans were killed and were sickened in what became The Anthrax Letters That Terrorized a Nation Smithsonian Carriers of the deadly anthrax bacteria, these letters on loan from the FBI can be seen at the National Postal Museum The Threat Anthrax CDC Anthrax has been used as a weapon around the world for nearly a century In , powdered anthrax spores were deliberately put into letters that were mailed through Four letters with Anthrax spores were found EXPOSURE LETTERS FOUR LETTERS FOUND Four letters laden with Anthrax spores were discovered, all dated by an unknown author as , and all sent A History of Anthrax Anthrax CDC Timeline about the history of anthrax, The powder from these letters contaminated the postal facilities they were processed through as well as the buildings where Anthrax letters handwriting analysis YouTube Ed Lake, author of A Crime Unlike Any Other What the Facts Say About Dr Bruce Edwards Ivins and The Anthrax Attacks of explains some very Anthrax attacks timeline Five die after letters Here s a timeline of the Anthrax letters attack Sept , Five letters are sent to ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Post and American Media, the publisher The Anthrax Attacks, , War These are the sources used by researcher Robert Pate in his article The Anthrax Mystery Solved Sources The letters and notes Ed Lake, www

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    1. Covers the anthrax scare starting 7 days after 9/11. Published in 2003 it's a little out of date,but it does have a number of interesting bits of info. The FBI wants us to believe an american did it,but could any american have done this just 7 days after 9/11?At the time, the FBI wanted us to believe a fellow named Hatfill did it, they trashed his reputation, got him fired, made him unemployable. But now they think someone else did it. Someone who is conveniently dead. Like all books published b [...]

    2. This edition was published shortly after the FBI closed the case. Would have appreciated a few more insights into the fundamentals of the case -- though I presume those would only emerge with time.

    3. OK unless you are doing research into the events around the 2001 anthrax "attacks" don't read this. If you are interested in the sequence of events up until 2003 - read this book!

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