digital file Colour Silent 1947 23:26

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Summary: A detailed presentation of the natural history of curare and of the physical chemistry, experimental pharmacology, observed physiological effects and major clinical applications of the muscle relaxant d- Tubocurarine, the active constituent of South American arrow poison ( tube curare ). Includes interesting close-up studies of the clinical use of d-tubocurarine: (a) to relax the muscles (and hence the amplitude of the spasms and convulsions) of psychiatric patients undergoing ECT (b) as a spinal and deep general anaesthetic in stomach cancer surgery. 2 segments.