Reference numberAP/8/9
TitleUnpublished paper and letter, 'Examinations of the effects of the upas antiar - and of several emetic substances' by [Alire Raffeneau] Delile
DescriptionDelile writes about the effects of the poisonous plant called upas antiar [Antiaris toxicaria], found on Java [Indonesia], which causes death when inserted into a wound. Delile describes experiments carried out on the plant by himself and [François] Magendie using cats, dogs, horses, and mules as test subjects in order to observe the effects of different doses of upas antiar. Preceded by a covering letter from Delile to the members of the Royal Society.

Subject: Botany / Medicine

Written by Delile at 19 rue du Colombier [rue du Vieux-Colombier], Paris [France].
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
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