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WWII Poison Gas Warning Posters


Flickr links: Mustard Gas | Phosgene

Yes, Minnesotastan has posted about the Otis Historical Archives of the National Museum of Health and Medicine's photo collection on Flickr before on Neatorama, but I found these posters telling the public how to distinguish various poison gases through their distinct smells to be utterly fascinating!

I mean, whodathunk that mustard gas would smell like garlic? (Shouldn't they just call it garlic gas?). Or that phosgene can result in "increased dopey feeling"? Link


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Sadly, a DuPont worker at the Belle, WV plant died yesterday from exposure to phosgene. I had never heard of the stuff before today, and then I see this poster. Coincidence???? (Yes.)
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