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Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) notes from a class on chemical warfare

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.131 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland Type: Autograph manuscript Date: 1942 Pagination: 2 p. ; 20 x 27 cm.

Summary of Content: Handwritten notes on material learned in a class about chemical warfare. The end of the notes does seem to be addressed to Estelle, where he complains of having had a "bad case of the 'runs'".


Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryEducationWeaponryHealth and Medical

Sub Era: World War II

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