Topical Bibliography of Published Works Regarding

the Health of Veterans of the Persian Gulf War


Revision 3, August 1999


Lesley M. Henry

CAPT Gregory C. Gray, MC, USN


Emerging Illness Division

Naval Health Research Center

P.O. Box 85122

San Diego, CA 92186-5122

Telephone (619) 553-7027


Technical Document No. 99-3C was supported by the Department of Defense/ Health Affairs and funded under the Naval Medical Research and Development Command work unit number 63706N P4464.001-6423. The views presented are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


Problem. Persian Gulf War veteran research has captured national attention. Numerous federal and nonfederal researchers are currently conducting a wide array of investigations into reports of increased morbidity among Persian Gulf War veterans and their families. Due to increasing interest and the need to continue to compile relevant references for Gulf War veteran investigators, we decided to maintain a master bibliography for Persian Gulf War veteran epidemiological research.

Objective. To compile a master bibliography of the Persian Gulf War and related topics for researchers.

Approach. This document is the second revision of Topical Bibliography of Published Works Regarding the Health of Veterans of the Persian Gulf War, published in late 1995 and included in the Defense Technical Information Center's Gulflink World Wide Web site. The original version had 1,779 references and was framed around the National Library of Medicine's Current Bibliographies in Medicine 94-3, a bibliography of the Persian Gulf War and associated topics, prepared by Jacqueline Van de Kamp, M.L.S., Specialized Information Services, National Library of Medicine; and John H. Ferguson, M.D., Office of Medical Applications of Research, National Institutes of Health.

The second revision, prepared by Colleen McDonough, had 2,997 references and was published in November 1997.

The groundwork of this document was founded on the Van de Kamp-Ferguson work. The bibliography was then expanded to include newspaper and magazine sections from Edwina Underwood of the Interagency Support Office of the Persian Gulf Veterans Coordinating Board, and from Ulrich Brandenberger (Environmental Protection Unit, Swiss Re Zurich) and from OPPT Newsbreak. Further, we received over 700 references from LTC Charles C. Engel, Jr., representing the Gulf War Health Database compiled by Walter Reed Army Medical Center. We continue to monitor for related published works with the aid of Edwina Underwood and PubMed Internet searches. Most recently we have begun to monitor the Gulf War Chat mailing lists for related published works.

Results. This document currently lists 4,462 references, divided into 29 categories.

Conclusions. In addition to publication as a Navy Technical Document, copies of this work may be obtained from the Defense Technical Information Center's GulfLINK website:

We appreciate suggestions for further additions, corrections, or improvements.


Table of Contents


Biological Warfare


Chemical Warfare

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome





Gastrointestinal Disease



Mental Health


Multiple Chemical Sensitivity



Other Infectious Diseases


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder


Q Fever

Reproductive Disease

Respiratory Disease


Smoke Effects

War and Disease

Magazine Articles

Newspaper Articles

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