Symptoms

Prostration, pupils dilated, pulse slow at first, but later weak and rapid, respiration slow, temperature subnormal, coma.

If death, from paralysis of the respiratory center.

Treatment

Wash out the stomach with warm water, or remove its contents with emetics (apomorphine hydrochloride gr. 1-10 hypodermatically, zince sulphate two grams, or a tablespoonful of mustard to a wineglass of water), repeated in fifteen minutes, if necessary. Keep up the body temperature with dry heat applications. Coun- teract the depression with strychnine hypodermatically. Should there be insufficient response to this, give one c. c. of adrenalin or suprarenal in solution (1 to 1,000) intra muscularly, and follow with atropine hypodermatically. If stimulation must be kept up use a saturated solution of camphor in olive oil, one c. c, intramuscularly pro re nata until such time as strychnine may be repeated with safety. Employ artificial respiration, if necessary.