The Student's Hand-Book of Forensic Medicine and Medical Police

The Student's Hand-Book of Forensic Medicine and Medical Police

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...and Countenanoe---The pupils, when the patient is powerfully under the influence of opium, are contracted even to a point. Dilatation has, however, been noticed in some cases. The countenance is placid, pale, and ghastly; the eyes heavy, and the lips livid. 5. The Cutaneous System.--The skin, although cold, is not infrequently bathed in profuse perspiration. 6. The Alimentary O'anal.--Sometimes there is vomiting and even purging; but as a rule the secretions along the'whole alimentary canal are diminished, and constipation is the result. 7. The Average Commencement of Symptoms.--Mueh depends upon the size and form of the dose. In most cases the first appearance of the symptoms is seldom delayed beyond an hour after the poison is taken. 8. Average Period of Death.--Seven to twelve hours. ' Dnnmumrs. Under this head will be noticed those poisons whose action on the animal economy is characterised by delirium, illusion of the senses, and marked dilatation of the pupil. In some cases there is considerable irritation of the digestive organs, accompanied with a difficulty to pass water, sometimes ending in complete suppression of urine. The following are among the most important poisons of this group: --1. Belladonna. 2. Hyoscyamus. 3. Stramonium. 4. Solanum Dulcamara. 5., Ni m. 6., Tu erosum. Those of less importance are: --1. (Enanthe Crocata. 2. Camphor. 3. Cocculus Indicus. BEnLADONNA.-Altropa Belladonna. Nat. Ord. Solanacew. Taken internally or applied externally, belladonna causes dryness of the mouth and throat, with intense thirst. Nausea and vomiting are present in most cases, accompanied with giddiness, double or indistinct vision, active delirium, convulsions ending in stupor and coma. A very marked characteristic of poisoning by...
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  • Paperback | 142 pages
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  • English
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