Their essential character is that through them a poisonous material is introduced into the blood, which may affect the whole system, and even produce death. ... The common viper is the only poisonous snake that we have in this country, and his venom has but little effect upon healthy and ... In most instances all that is wanted is a restorative to support the patient under the alarm which he is apt to feel.
|Title||:||A Manual of the Practice of Surgery|
|Author||:||William Fairlie Clarke|