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OTIS HISTORICAL ARCHIVES, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY OTIS HISTORICAL ARCHIVES, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Mustard gas burns on the back, neck and arm of a US soldier injured during World War I (1914-1918). Mustard gas is not a gas in actuality but a viscous liquid. It is a nerve agent and a strong vesicant (blister causing chemical) used in chemical warfare. In severe cases, it can be fatal.
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