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NOTES ON AN ANTIDOTE FOR SNAKE POISON. By Surgn.-Capt. J. C. 4 tli B.
VAUGHAN, i.m.s., 1., Silchar.
In dealing with such a subject as the antidotal treatment of snake-bite one cannot but feel a certain diffidence not so much from any want of confidence in one's own methods of research and in the results so far attained, but from and remembering of the fapt that so many able men have already worked in the same field with so little of practical success as to give but small encouragement to those who would try to follow them. It is therefore with the greatest diffidence that I offer the following notes, and I do so well knowing how much keen criticism I may expect. But whatever may be the actual value of what follows, there are various considerations winch make me think that it is time to be^in to bring the matter forward; and in doino- so, I would remind my fellow-workers that the research of which I now venture to publish the first results is only in its infancy. How far it and beneficial results has may lead to practical to be determined. yet Some time ago it had been brought to my notice that a certain root?of which more hereafter?was in use among the natives in certain parts of the N.-W. P. as an autidote for snakebite, and bein