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  • Vietnam War at 50: What has been the legacy of Agent Orange?

    History professor Leslie Reagan

    Health issues arising from Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War have altered ideas about war wounds and the cause of birth defects, says U. of I. history professor Leslie Reagan, who specializes in medical history. Her future book on the subject will examine the history of the herbicide’s effects upon human health, as well as the political and cultural movements that arose as a result, in both the U.S. and Vietnam.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s note: To contact Leslie Reagan, call 217-377-0949 (cell) or 217-333-2178 (office); email