A Treatise on Poisons: In Relation to Medical Jurisprudence, Physiology, and the Practice of Physic
Adam & Charles Black, North Bridge, 1836 - 876 pages
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Page 569 - One or two had cardialgia, nausea, and vomiting ; but these were not general or lasting symptoms. They then complained of a prickly feeling in their hands, heat and constriction of the mouth and throat ; difficulty of swallowing and speaking freely ; numbness about the mouth, gradually extending to the arms, with great debility of the limbs. The degree of muscular debility varied a good deal, but was an invariable symptom. In some it merely prevented them from walking firmly, but in most of them...