C. H. WATKINS
The value of moccasin venom in the control of hemorrhage was pointed out by Peck and Rosenthal.1 Peck had earlier found that moccasin venom would produce a refractory state to experimental purpura, or the Shwartzman phenomenon. For a number of years venom of various snakes has been suggested for innumerable diseases, but more definitely in relation to the production of hemostasis by direct application to the bleeding area. It was not until the work of Peck and Rosenthal with the parenteral use of moccasin venom that definite improvement was obtained in certain so-called secondary hemorrhagic states. The exact action of
WATKINS CH. SNAKE VENOM IN HEMORRHAGIC STATES. Ann Intern Med. ;10:1595–1596. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-10-1595
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;10(10):1595-1596.
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