History of scorpion antivenom

One Arizonan's view

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Abstract

This paper was originally presented as the Elsevier Lecture in July, 2012 at the International Society on Toxinology/Venom Week combined meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. In it, the author addresses the ancient history of venom and immunity, from the Silurian Era to the 1890s; the development of the first antivenoms; the impact of shifting political and economic pressures; the special case of Arizona; the relative stability of the 1960s through 1990s; the transition to regulatory compliance that took place at the time of the author's own research; and concluding thoughts regarding the instability of apparent success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-20
Number of pages7
JournalToxicon
Volume69
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

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Keywords

  • Antivenom
  • History
  • Scorpion

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  • Toxicology
  • Medicine(all)

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History of scorpion antivenom : One Arizonan's view. / Boyer, Leslie V.

In: Toxicon, Vol. 69, 07.2013, p. 14-20.

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