Bulletin of Atomic Scientists The unsolved anthrax murder mystery By Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP | March 23, 2011 “The US public health system has serious vulnerabilities, and one major problem is identifying and responding to public health crimes. “The 10th Amendment of the US Constitution grants states the legal authority and responsibility for public health, but the Constitution was written a century before the germ theory of disease was conceived of by Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch. The framers of the Constitution had no concept of microbial pathogens; in the eighteenth century, all medicine had to offer was leeches and lancets. __________________________________________ The investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks is a case in point. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recently published its report on the scientific methodologies used in the FBI investigation into the anthrax-laced letters that killed five people. The NAS committee of experts, which was asked to review only the unclassified scientific aspects of the investigation, concluded that despite the FBIs years of work, the origins of the Bacillus anthracis spores used in the attacks could not be determined with certainty. …” Please read more: http://thebulletin.org/web-edition/columnists/laura-h-kahn/the-unsolved-anthrax-murder-mystery or see attachment.