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Notes on a case of poisoning through eating a portion of the " Brugmansia.".

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Hardy, (Dr.) (1889) Notes on a case of poisoning through eating a portion of the " Brugmansia.". Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 29-30.

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Abstract

Dr. Hardy read a paper describing a recent case of poisoning
occasioned by a child eating a portion of the common trumpet flower

Brugmansia sp. The plant he pointed out was allied to the Solanacia
family, known to be poisonous. He treated the case in question
with success, but concluded the paper by directing attention to the
desirableness of an investigation of the qualities of Australasian flora
from a medicinal point of view, respecting which at the present moment
but little is known. He had little doubt that if this was done the result
would be the discovery of remedies for diseases which might be classified
as having become peculiarly localised as for instance typhoid
fever and cancer.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 29-30
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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: 16 Jan 2013 03:37
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:46
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