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Anecdotes from the Archive

Anecdotes from the Archive

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Care of the Severely Wounded, 1915

Editor’s note (4/2/2017): This week marks the 100-year anniversary of the U.S. entry into the First World War. Scientific American, founded in 1845, spent the war years covering the monumental innovations that changed the course of history, from the first tanks and aerial combat to the first widespread attacks with chemical weapons.

STAFF September 11, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

Heavy Guns Blast Trenches, 1915

Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: April 17, 1915. High technology blasted a way through fortified lines in the First World War.

STAFF April 17, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

Facing Poison Gas, 1915

Following the introduction of large-scale gas attacks, one idea to repel gas was to use fans to blow the gas away—a terrible idea, but until the invention of gas masks there was little else that worked anyway

STAFF April 2, 2017 — Dan Schlenoff

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