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Biographical entry Reid, John

Occupation
Physician

Summary

John Reid was a medical practitioner in Port Germain, South Australia who studied the medicinal properties of plants. He discovered that Euphorbia drummondii sap could be used as an efficient local anaesthetic, which he called Drumine.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Reid, John, 'Drumine - a new Australian local anaesthetic (discovered and described by John Reid)', The Australasian Medical Gazette, vol. 6, L. Bruck, Sydney, 1887, pp. 1-4. Details
  • Reid, John, 'Drumine', The Australasian Medical Gazette, vol. 7, L. Bruck, Sydney, 1888, p. 20. Details
  • Reid, John, 'Euphorbia drummondii', The Australasian Medical Gazette, vol. 7, L. Bruck, Sydney, 1888, p. 228. Details
  • Reid, John, 'Drumine', The Australasian Medical Gazette, vol. 7, L. Bruck, Sydney, 1888, p. 124. Details
  • Reid, John, 'Drumine', The Australasian Medical Gazette, vol. 7, L. Bruck, Sydney, 1888, p. 317. Details
  • Reid, John, 'Drumine', The Australasian Medical Gazette, vol. 8, L. Bruck, Sydney, 1889, p. 279. Details

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