A Practical Treatise on Poisons

A Practical Treatise on Poisons

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...a case related to him by one of his pupils, in which a boy aged twelve years swallowed by mistake five drachms of a solution of butter of antimony. In half an hour vomiting commenced, and continued at intervals for two hours, accompanied with great prostration of strength. Remedies were used, and the symptoms abated; the next day he complained of heat and uneasiness in the mouth and throat, with difliculty of swallowing. The mucous membrane of the mouth and fauces was ' Orfila's Toxieol. Gen., i. p. 475. 1 Bulletin des Sciences Medicale, vi. p. 259. abraded, and slight fever attended, but he recovered in eight days. Symptoms.--The symptoms in this poisoning may be supposd to be much the same as those which arise from tartar emetic. As collected from the cases recorded, they are, violent vomiting, cold skin, shrunk features, dilated pupils, small pulse and heavy breathing, griping pain in the abdomen, with frequent desire to evacuate the bowels. Morbid flppearances.--In a fatal case related by Mr. Taylor the interior of the alimentary canal from the mouth downward to the jejunum presented a black appearance as if the parts had been charred. There was no mucous membrane remaining, and the sub-mucous tissues were so soft as to be easily torn by the fingers.'I' Treatment.-No particular directions are given for the treatment of poisoning by this substance, other than those under the head of tartar emetic. OF POISONING WITH TIN. Tin in its purely metallic state is not poisonous, but a preparation of it much used in the arts is a poison of considerable activity, viz. Muriate of Tin, ( Dyers' Spirit.)--The muriate of tin is used extensively in the art of dyeing; and the ' Taylor's Med. Jurisp., p. 178. 1' Ibid....show more

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