Toxinology in Australia's colonial era: a chronology and perspective of human envenomation in 19th century Australia.

@article{Pearn2006ToxinologyIA,
  title={Toxinology in Australia's colonial era: a chronology and perspective of human envenomation in 19th century Australia.},
  author={John H. Pearn and Kenneth D. Winkel},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2006},
  volume={48 7},
  pages={726-37}
}
The medical management of those envenomed by snakes, spiders and poisonous fish in Australia featured extensively in the writings 19th century doctors, expeditioners and anthropologists. Against the background of this introduced medical doctrine there already existed an extensive tradition of Aboriginal medical lore; techniques of heat treatment, suction, incision and the application of plant-derived pharmacological substances featured extensively in the management of envenomed victims. The… CONTINUE READING