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DDT Use During the Korean War

 
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  • DDT Use During the Korean War

    • Korean War Memoirs
    • Reference Books
    • Poetry

DDT Use During the Korean War

DDT was used during the Korean War to delouse American troops, foreign troops, and native Koreans.  Details about this use are referenced on many Internet websites.  The following information can be found within World Wide Web resources.

Korean War Memoirs

Reference Books

  • War and American Women: Heroism, Deeds, & Controversy by William B. Breuer.  See reference to Cpt. Anna McGoff Robie, Army nurse at the 14th Field Hospital Korea 1951.  She notes that the nurses were sprayed twice weekly with DDT.

Poetry

  • See the poem "Beggar-lice" written by Korean War veteran Taylor Jones.

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