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Biographical entry Mueller, Augustus ( - 1888)

Died
31 December 1888
Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Medical practitioner

Summary

Augustus Mueller was a medical practitioner in northern Victoria who was convinced of the efficacy of strychnine as an antidote for snakebite in the late1800s. He believed that small doses of strychnine would stimulate the nervous system while being insufficient to cause the death of the patient by poisoning. His treatment gained some acceptance in the general community but was widely condemned in the medical profession.

Helen Cohn