In the fall of 1941, Secretary of War Henry Stimson contacted Dr.
Frank B. Jewett, president of the National Academy of Sciences, to
discuss the further development of biological warfare. This was prior
to America’s entry into World War II, but according to his diary
Secretary Stimson was well aware of imminent events. Shortly
afterwards, President Roosevelt authorized Stimson to create a
civilian agency to supervise biological warfare under the jurisdiction
of the Federal Security Agency.........