Frederick Prescott, the british doctor who rushed to the curare - The Point

many of Us have discovered the existence of curare in the album The broken Ear Tintin : "The poison darts !.... Remember Snowy !.... The curare ! "It is fasci

Frederick Prescott, the british doctor who rushed to the curare - The Point

many of Us have discovered the existence of curare in the album The broken Ear Tintin : "The poison darts !.... Remember Snowy !.... The curare ! "It is fascinating this poison plant used by the Amazon Indians ! Contrary to popular belief, the curare does not kill on the spot. It paralyzes the muscles of the animal who ends up dying suffocated.

The curare is, in fact, a muscle relaxant. The western physicians will quickly realized. They started by extracting the active ingredient, tubocurarine, in the 1930s. The first anaesthetists to be...

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