Researches upon the Venom of the Rattlesnake: with an investigation of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Organs Concerned

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Washington: Smithsonian, 1860. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. Bound with: Mitchell and Reichert, Edward T. Researches upon the Venoms of Poisonous Serpents. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. With 5 chromolithographic plates. Two works in 1 vol., large 4to, contemporary 1/2 cloth, marbled boards. (Washington, 1860 and 1886). Very good. First Editions. GM 2104; 2106. Mitchell (1829-1914) and Reichert showed snake venom to be protein in nature, and demonstrated the presence of toxic albumins. Mitchell was one of the first to investigate the snake venoms; he was the first to point out that snake venom is a double, not a single poison. Hideo Noguchi's great work, done many years later, had its origin in Michell's early researches. very good.

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