"nerve gas", 1946

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Feb 27 22:49:24 UTC 2014

"But in addition to these old reliables we find such modern marvels
of science as ... nerve gas"

New York Herald Tribune, 20 October 1946 (Sunday), THIS WEEK
magazine, article "Cliff-Hangers", by William Roberts, p. 27, col. 3.

Interdates OED3 under "nerve, n." 1940 -- 1968.

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