Venomous Snakes and Snakebite Prevention in China

$76.00

Condition: Very good +. Pages are clean and unmarked, binding is tight, no tears.

A rare title that is difficult to find!

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1974. Venomous Snakes and Snakebite Prevention in China. Compiled by a committee of the same name. Peoples Publishing Co. Number 4, Shanghai, PRC. Paperback, 349 p.

Condition: Very good +. Pages are clean and unmarked, binding is tight, no tears.

A rare title that is difficult to find!

p. 1 Preface: States there are 47 species of poisonous snakes in China. Writing committee composed of medical schools, Pharmaceutical Co. Nat. History Museums, Research Institutes, etc.
Table of Contents:
1. Intro to snakes p.1
2. Chinese poisionous snakes p.45
3. Differences between poisonous and non-poisonous snakes p. 97
4. The poison of snakes p. 111
5. How to prevent snakebite p. 161
6. Diagnosis of poisonous snakebites p. 168
7. Treatment and cure of poisonous snakebites p. 192
8. Care of patients and side effects p. 211
9. Common Chinese medicines used for snakebites p. 252
10. Capture and rearing of poisonous snakes p. 308
Appendices: Checklist and key to poisonous snakes of China p. 327 Listing of medicines and chemicals giving Chinese names and English equivalents p. 346
Size 184 x 130 mm, 20 pages of color plates, few in-text illustrations, and 1 color plate after p. 306. Good condition overall. Paperbound. Spine has a vintage Dymo embossed label applied to spine “Poisonous Snakes of China.” Limited to 100k copies distributed mostly to med schools and the Peoples Health Bureaus throughout China. Includes “modern” and traditional botanical cures for snakebite. Very uncommon in Western collections. Includes a page of bibliographic notes in English, inserted loosely. NOTE: written almost entirely in Mao’s simplified Chinese glyphs, with some Latin binomial taxonomic names. Some pharmaceutical names in English
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