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by SAW
August 27th, 2019, 4:21 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: New book on burrowing asps AKA stiletto snakes, mole vipers (Atractaspis)
Replies: 0
Views: 2057

New book on burrowing asps AKA stiletto snakes, mole vipers (Atractaspis)

Hi everyone, Just an announcement about our upcoming new book about burrowing asps ( Atractaspis spp.) - see link below for details. It is a detailed volume about their biology, basic natural history, toxinology and envenoming - including recommended clinical management. It also includes information...
by SAW
March 22nd, 2018, 3:51 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: New book on Australia's medically important venomous snakes
Replies: 0
Views: 5428

New book on Australia's medically important venomous snakes

Hi All, I thought some here might be interested in our new book entitled, "Australia's Dangerous Snakes: Identification, Biology, Envenoming" (see below Amazon link for a look), authored by Peter J Mirtschin, Arne R Rasmussen, and Scott A Weinstein. It is a fairly comprehensive treatment of the majo...
by SAW
April 10th, 2013, 4:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Anyone see the National Geographic article on Python venom?
Replies: 88
Views: 31148

Re: Anyone see the National Geographic article on Python ven

I had no intention to enter this discussion "solo", but I will clarify just a couple of points. "Weinstein" did not make any individual statement because the comment was a joint opinion expressed by Julian White (who isn't yet registered here and thus made a co-authored contribution here using my ac...
by SAW
April 9th, 2013, 11:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Anyone see the National Geographic article on Python venom?
Replies: 88
Views: 31148

Re: Anyone see the National Geographic article on Python ven

We have just been made aware of this forum and the current discussion. For the information of those contributing to or reading this forum, this issue has not escaped the attention of scientists working in this field and it should not be assumed that all scientists agree with Dr. Fry’s approach/concl...
by SAW
March 8th, 2013, 8:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anti-venom question..
Replies: 9
Views: 2797

Re: Anti-venom question..

Some interesting comments and recounted experiences. Jim, I am glad that you came out reasonably intact from that significant C. o. helleri envenoming. From the wound and your description, I suspect that you my have had some arthropathy as sequelae, but as you well know, it could have been worse. I ...
by SAW
March 7th, 2013, 8:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anti-venom question..
Replies: 9
Views: 2797

Re: Anti-venom question..

These are a couple of questions that do beg for specific answers. Here are some necessarily very truncated answers: (1) As when treating any acute medical problem, treatment can be viewed as a ratio between risk to the patient and benefit of the considered therapy. Therefore, if a patient with a sna...
by SAW
August 23rd, 2012, 6:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Mildy Toxic Saliva"??
Replies: 32
Views: 6747

Re: "Mildy Toxic Saliva"??

It's good to see another thoughtful discussion of this topic. Internet fora that touch on this topic all too commonly contain only scattered general facts derived from the highly publicised research of the past few years, and there is rarely awareness of the totality of the literature. While the rec...
by SAW
July 22nd, 2012, 7:21 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: "Venomous" Bites from Non-Venomous Snakes, Critical Analysis
Replies: 16
Views: 7377

Re: "Venomous" Bites from Non-Venomous Snakes, Critical Anal

The attached link below includes access to several papers that are related to discussion of our book, "'Venomous Bites From Non-Venomous Snakes: A Critical Analysis of Risk and Management of "Colubrid" Snake Bites". This includes a recent paper by Fry et al. that criticises our use of classic termin...
by SAW
August 22nd, 2011, 7:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Severe(??) Garter Snake Bite
Replies: 39
Views: 16242

Re: Severe(??) Garter Snake Bite

Hi Wolfgang, It is likewise a pleasure to have your input and perspectives. Needless to say, I thank you kindly for your generous comments re the book. I also have not had an opportunity to thank you for your terrific photo contributions; therefore, many thanks! Naturally, I would expect that we wou...
by SAW
August 21st, 2011, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Severe(??) Garter Snake Bite
Replies: 39
Views: 16242

Re: Severe(??) Garter Snake Bite

Hi Bob, Thanks for your comments. It is pleasant to contribute to a thoughtful exchange on the subject. and Hi Timothy, Thanks for your comments and observed opinions. As you have stated in your comments, a comprehensive reply to your post would take quite some time (yes, our book answers these poin...
by SAW
August 19th, 2011, 2:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Severe(??) Garter Snake Bite
Replies: 39
Views: 16242

Re: Severe(??) Garter Snake Bite

Hi, to interested members of this stimulating forum, I am new here and after reviewing the string, am glad to see a lively and thoughtful discussion of this subject. I can't help but comment briefly on some of the posted replies. First, although there are a handful of formally documented medically s...