Published in Medicine and Law Weekly, October 22nd, 2004
During the 1980s, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted the Vietnam Experience Study (VES) to look at the long-term health effects of military service in Vietnam. Serving in Vietnam exposed servicemen to several possible health factors, including exposure to psychological stress associated with war, infectious diseases prevalent in Vietnam, pesticides and herbicides, and drug and alcohol abuse. The original VES followed 18,313 U.S. Army veterans from their date of discharge from...
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