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[[in red in margin]] Rio - Snakes [[in margin]]
assistants put his foot over his neck the [[strikethrough]] grapp [[/strikethrough]] grabbed it firmly behind the neck with his bare hand. The snake opened its mouth ^[[wide]] and [[strikethrough]] showed [[/strikethrough]] the two curved poisonous teeth thru which it ejects the poison, lifted themselves, the points were directed over a flat glass dish about 6" diam and about 1/2" high, same as are used for essiccators.,then the poison glands which correspond to our salivary glands, and which are situated below the eyes, where pressed with the finger and immediately the poison was secreted as a clear yellowish muscilaginous liquid, producing about one or two cubic centimeters or less for each snake. This [[strikethrough]] liquid is then [[/strikethrough]] poison he tells me does not act on account of baccili but
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[[in red in margin]] Snake Antitoxin [[in margin]]
simply as a chemical substance of the class of the nucleo-toxins. In fact before it is injected in horses (in order to cultivate the antitoxin) it is first sterilized so as to destroy any bacteria. After that the process of inoculations into horses and the preparation of the antitoxin is very similar to the usual procedure. Dr. Vital Brazil told me that his visit to Parke DAvis & Co." was quite an inspiration to him."
The venom can be dessicated in a stove, even without the precaution of vacuum drying and in this ^[[dry]] condition can be kept indefinitely and thus retain its poisonous properties, provided [[underline]] moisture [[/underline]] is not allowed to spoil it by putrefaction. When I asked him whether he was the pioneer in this line he promptly informed me
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