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Notes on the poison of venomous snakes

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Agnew, James W (1864) Notes on the poison of venomous snakes. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 9-13.

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Abstract

When a wound has been inflicted by a venomous snake, it is well known that the first efforts should be directed to prevent the poison from being absorbed into the system. To effect this it is recommended that a tight ligature should be immediately applied close to the bite, between it and the centre of the circulation, and that suction should then be practised to the wound itself. This suction is of extreme importance, and though it is generally understood to be unattended by danger, I am aware that very many persons do not consider it to be altogether so. and that they would hesitate before taking into their mouth even the smallest quantity of a poison so virulent as that of the snake.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 9-13
Additional Information: In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2012 06:30
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:42
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14926
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