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"In WWII, they had a saying that there are no atheists in foxholes. I think the modern equivalent of that is that there are no jaded, bored people in the high-tech industry, in the land of really good hardcore geeks."
- Neal Stephenson

Anti-Tri-D Shot  
  Counteracts the deadly pesticide Tri-D.  

They were simply injections that everyone had to receive at regular twenty-one-day intervals, to counteract the lethal effect of food, and the notable thing about them was the great importance of the twenty-one-day period. To miss one's Tri-D shot by as much as a couple of hours might mean serious consequences, even death... You can imagine the work it entailed for doctors in the United States, keeping the entire population protected against death by poisoning....
From The Morning of the Day They Did It, by E.B. White.
Published by The New Yorker Magazine in 1950
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