The last work to deal exclusively with the Southern African poisonous snakes and the treatment of snakebite was published in 1919. This present account shows how knowledge about the hazard and treatment of snakebite has advanced in the last 45 years. It was sponsored by the College of General Practitioners and checked at all stages by the author’s collegues and various specialists. It is also the first book in which all the South African poisonous snakes are illustrated in colour. Some 300 case histories, of which some have been reported in a minute by minute account in the text, were used by the author to frame his recommendations for treatment.


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Authored by John Visser and published by Howard Timmins of Cape Town in 1967. Hard cover bound, this Second Edition copy is in Fine condition, with a Good dust jacket and a plastic covering. The size of the book is 245x188x13mm.

Dj has closed tears 100, 26, 15, 10mm strengthened on verso; sellotape damage on verso and also 2 pieces 60x6mm on inside flaps. Book is v slightly discoloured on all edges; large attractive bookplate on ffep can be removed on request. 60pp incl index. 8pp mainly col photog plates; line dwgs. Hard Cover Yellow Boards. Fine in Plastic./Good. 245x13mm.