'From Biological Warfare to Healthcare provides an invaluable, definitive and authoritative account of the history of microbiological science at Porton Down providing insight into the nature of the work and its purpose since it began in 1940 to the present day by two exceptionally well qualified members of Porton with direct experience of over 50 years.' - Dr Graham S. Pearson, Visiting Professor of International Security, University of Bradford'...a detailed and comprehensive overview.' - Valerie Seefreed, Royal United Services Institute Journal
About the Author
PETER HAMMOND is currently Head of Information Services at the Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research at Porton Down. He has held various positions in the Centre in protein chemistry, process development and reagent manufacturing, and has published widely in the scientific literature.
GRADON CARTER is a Retired Civil Servant. He joined the Chemical Defence Establishment's Medical Division at Porton in 1979 and from 1984 until his retirement in1990 he was Head of its Technical Intelligence and Information Section. He then became a part-time consultant on historical matters for the CBD sector of DERA. In 1992 HMSO published his Porton Down: 75 Years of Chemical and Biological Research
, marking the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment.