Originally published in 2003 and now reissued with a new introduction, this collection provides an invaluable, academic resource on the challenges bioterrorism posed for American society and institutions. Critically selected essays from a wide range of disciplines document and analyze the problems and implications for political, economic, and legal institutions, as well as the challenges a weapon of disease and fear can impose on public health and public policy. By placing bioterrorism into its historical context, this collection also traces the academic research and historical decisions that have contributed to the formation of American policies attempting to cope with a potentially catastrophic attack on the population in general and urban population in particular.
Table of Contents
Volume Introduction Part A: Epidemics and Early Biological Warfare Smallpox and the Indians in the American Colonies John Duffy Biological Warfare: A Historical Perspective George W. Christopher, Theodore J. Cieslak, Julie A. Pavlin and Edward M. Eitzen Jr. Preemptive Biopreparedness: Can We Learn Anything from History? Elizabeth Fee and Theodore M. Brown Implications of Pandemic Influenza for Bioterrorism Response Monica Schoch-Spana Part B: National Defense, Bioweapons, and International Agreements: World War One Through the Cold War United States Use of Biological Warfare William H. Neinast The Birth of the U.S. Biological-Warfare Program Barton J. Bernstein Medicine in Defense Against Biological Warfare David L. Huxsoll, Cheryl D. Parrot and William C. Patrick III Gene Wars Jonathan B. Tucker The Second Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention: One Step Forward, Many More to Go Eric J. McFadden Part C: A New National Threat The Specter of Biological Weapons Leonard A. Cole Confronting a Biological Armageddon: Experts Tackle Prospect of Bioterrorism Joan Stephenson Bioterrorism in our Midst? Chemical/Biological Terrorism: Coping with a New Threat Jonathan B. Tucker Stalking the Next Epidemic: ProMED Tracks Emerging Diseases Jack Woodall Anthrax as a Potential Biological Warfare Agent James C. Pile, John D. Malone, Edward M. Eitzen and Arthur M. Friedlander Bioterrorism Peter Pringle Bioterrorism: Thinking the Unthinkable Richard Wise Part D: Anti-Bioterrorism Laws and Policy D.1: Domestic Issues The Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989. Statement on Signing the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989 George H. W. Bush Terrorism: The Problem and the Solution – The Comprehensive Prevention Act of 1995 Melissa A. O-Loughlin Provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Bill Elizabeth A. Palmer and Keith Perine Biological Weapons and U.S. Law James R. Ferguson Biological Terrorism: Legal Measures for Preventing Catastrophe Barry Kellman The Defense Threat Reduction Agency: A Note on the United States’ Approach to the Threat of Chemical and Biological Warfare Matthew Linkie Bioterrorism: Perfectly Legal Heather E. Dagen A Precarious ‘Hot-Zone:’ The President’s Plan to Control Bioterrorism Victoria V. Sutton Summary of U.S.A. Patriot Act U.S.A. Patriot Act Boosts Government Powers While Cutting Back on Traditional Checks and Balances D.2: Protecting the Public and Legal Order U.S Preparations for Biological Terrorism: Legal Limitations and the Need for Planning Juliette N. Kayyem The Malevolent Use of Microbes and the Rule of Law: Legal Challenges Presented by Bioterrorism David P. Fidler D.3: International Issues Clear and Present Danger: Enforcing the International Ban on Biological and Chemical Weapons Through Sanctions, Use of Force, and Criminalization Michael P. Scharf The Regime to Prevent Biological Weapons: Opportunities for a Safer, Healthier, More Prosperous World Graham S. Pearson Bioterrorism, Public Health, and International Law David P. Fidler. Acknowledgments.