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A study of 65 cases of viper bite in Israel is presented; 61 cases from the north of the country were given full clinical investigation and 4 cases from the center of the country were investigated anatomo-pathologically only. The clinical appearances are summarized according to frequency and classified patho-physiologically. Four cases are described in detail. Anatomo-histologic investigations are described and accompanied by photographs. New observations are made on the pathogenesis of the signs and symptoms of the poisoning. Principles of first aid and medical treatment are laid down on the basis of 10 years of clinical experience and a critical study of traditional methods is made. New methods of treatment are suggested for clinical trial.
Present address, The Kaplan Hospital for the Negev, Rehovoth, Israel.
Present address, Government Hospital, Zrifin, Israel.