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Medicine: Persian Gulf War Veterans / Mystery Illness #145272

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 05, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Zelnick) Investigation into evidence that the medical symptoms of Persian Gulf war veterans may be caused by chemical agents featured; preliminary studies outlined. [Desert Storm vet Clayton SMITH, Wayne YOUNG - describe symptoms.] [Birmingham Veterans Hospital Dr. Kathleen FIX - hopes tests help.] [Desert Storm deputy commander General Calvin WALLER - denies evidence of chemical agents.] Suggestion that the mysterious illness could be "multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome," a reaction caused by exposure to chemical pollutants in Saudi Arabia, noted. Reaction of the Pentagon to charges of a coverup of chemical weapons mentioned.

Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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