What To Do In Cases Of Poisoning

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byWilliam Murrell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ...of zinc (a scruple in water), or of ipecacuanha wine (a table-spoonful in water). 2. Demulcent drinks to be given freely. Barley water, white of egg and water, gruel arrowroot. 3. Camphor. Three drops of the essence, or ten drops of the spirits, on sugar or in milk every ten minutes to the extent of five or six doses. 4. Stimulants freely, brandy, sal volatile, chloric ether. 5. A hypodermic injection of gr. of morphia, or twenty minims of laudanum by mouth, to be repeated in an hour if necessary. 6. Linseed meal poultices to abdomen. CURARI--WOORARA--URARI. For origin and mode of preparation see abstract of Schomburgk's paper in London Medical Record, 188o, p. 168. See also Woodman and Tidy, p. 326, and Popular Encyclopaedia, Vol. ii., p. 676. Several roots and barks enter into its composition, e.g. the bark of Strychnos toxifera, Strychnos Schomburgkii and Strychnos cogens. General symptoms quite unlike those of poisoning by strychnia, never any tetanus. Paralyses motor nerves and causes death by arresting respiratory movements. Treatment.--i. Artificial respiration to be kept up steadily until the poison is eliminated. 2. Stimulants freely; brandy, hot gin and water, sal volatile, chloric ether, etc. 3. If there be a surface wound, through which the poison has been introduced, apply a ligature tightly above it, and wash the wound thoroughly. When the symptoms have subsided, the ligature may be cautiously loosened for a moment and then quickly reapplied. This should be done several times, at intervals, so as to allow only a small quantity of the poison to pass into the system each time. 4. The surface of the wound should be thoroughly and repeatedly washed. CYANIDE OF POTASSIUM. Used in photography, electro-gilding and silvering, also to clean lace. Purpo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ...of zinc (a scruple in water), or of ipecacuanha wine (a table-spoonful in water). 2. Demulcent drinks to be given freely. Barley...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217656277

ISBN - 13:9780217656276

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