Includes bibliographical references.
|Other titles||Inquiry into atmospheric contagion|
|Statement||by S. Scott Alison|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 219 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||219|
A poison is a substance that causes death or injury when it's ingested, inhaled, or absorbed into the body. Technically, anything can be a poison. If you drink enough water, you'll die. It's just a matter of dose. So, this list covers poisons that are lethal at extremely low doses. Why would anyone need such a list? The West Bank fainting epidemic occurred in late March and early April Researchers point to mass hysteria as the most likely explanation. Large numbers of Palestinians complained of fainting and dizziness, the vast majority of whom were teenage girls with a smaller number of female Israeli soldiers in multiple West Bank towns, leading to hospitalizations. An inquiry into the propagation of contagious poisons, by the atmosphere: as also into the nature and effects of vitiated air, its forms and sources, and other causes of pestilence: with directions for avoiding the action of contagion, and observations on some means for promoting public health. Poison, in biochemistry, a substance, natural or synthetic, that causes damage to living tissues and has an injurious or fatal effect on the body, whether it is ingested, inhaled, or absorbed or injected through the skin. Although poisons have been the subject of practical lore since ancient times.
Poison is definitely among fiction’s greatest weapons. Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes seem to have developed the audience’s taste for untraceable, fast-acting poisons used to kill. However, murder mystery is one thing, but when the story becomes reality, you have got yourself a real killer! Here is a list of the most famous poisons used. Poisons: Lethal vs Toxic. Looking at the list of poisons, you might be tempted to think lead is safer than salt or bee sting venom is safer than cyanide. Looking at the lethal dose can be misleading because some of these chemicals are cumulative poisons (e.g., lead) and others are chemicals your body naturally detoxifies in small amounts (e.g., cyanide). To prevent poisoning it is important to use and store products exactly as their labels say. Keep dangerous products where children can't get to them. Treatment for poisoning depends on the type of poison. If you suspect someone has been poisoned, call your local poison control center at right away. Poison is defined as a substance that when introduced into a living organism causes injury, illness or death by chemical reaction or other activity on the molecular scale. Some poisons are also toxins, usually referring to naturally produced substances that act as poisons in small quantities. Animal toxins that are collected in specialized.
Though the claims had little basis in reality, they found support in the work of theologian Charles Moore, who published a massive two-volume study, A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide (). In this critique and analysis, Moore alleged that Werther was responsible for triggering a wave of suicides among many of its young readers. Consider arsenic, the poison of kings and king of poisons. Arsenic exploits certain pathways in our cells, binds to proteins, and creates molecular havoc. Small amounts taken over a long stretch. When ingested the poison is absorbed through the GI tract and small intestine. When absorbed through the skin the toxin passes first through the pores, then into the subcutaneous tissues and then finally into the blood stream. Distribution. Distribution refers to how the poison . by which the contagious yellow fever (for such undoubtedly exists) is supposed to be traced up from fevers arising from endemic sources, and which evidence, if true, would necessarily place the poisons of all these affections in the same class. While the influence of epidemic constitutions Of the atmosphere.