Global & Disaster Medicine

The Scottish island of Gruinard (Anthrax Island): The Island of Death.

The Scotsman

“….Over the summer of 1942 and 1943, sheep were placed in open pens and then exposed to bombs, dropped from a Vickers Wellington bomber plane, that scattered anthrax spores across the land. The power of anthrax became quickly clear when the sheep started dying after three days with its potential to cause mass destruction summed up in the report of the tests……”


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