Accession Number : ADA323012

Title :   Procedures and Data of Current Antidotal Therapies for Toxicants Employed as Chemical Warfare Agents.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 28 Sep 95-27 Jan 97,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN COLL OF TOXICOLOGY BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Hobson, David W.

PDF Url : ADA323012

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The procedures and data from medical chemical defense research projects investigating current antidotal therapies for chemical warfare toxicants sponsored by the U.S. Army are of interest and benefit to other scientists engaged in similar or related research. The purpose of this project was to compile state-of-the-art information in the form of peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts for publication in a special 'Chemical Defense Toxicology? issue of the Journal of the American College of Toxicology (Volume 15, supplement 2, 1996). A total of 25 manuscripts were received and reviewed. Eleven manuscripts were selected for inclusion in the special issue with several other manuscripts deemed suitable, following revision, for publication in regular editions of the journal. This project demonstrated a relatively rapid and effective mechanism by which such procedures and data can be peer reviewed by qualified and experienced scientists and then presented to other interested researchers. The time from receipt of the first manuscript to special issue publication was nine months. Conclusions are presented which will provide a model for other future special issues to follow and identify possible means for improving the process to further reduce the time to publication.

Descriptors :   *TOXICITY, *ANTIDOTES, *CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, STATE OF THE ART, DOCUMENTS, TOXIC AGENTS, THERAPY, UNIVERSITIES, TOXICOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE