Biographical entry Mueller, Augustus ( - 1888)
- 31 December 1888
Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia
- Medical practitioner
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.
- Campbell, C. H., 'Dr Mueller's strychnine cure for snakebite', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1968, no. 2, 1968, pp. 1-8. Details
- Pearn, John and Winkel, Kenneth D., 'Toxinology in Australia's Colonial Era: a Chronology and Perspective of Human Envenomation in 19th Century Australia', Toxicon, vol. 48, no. 7, 2006, pp. 726-737. Details
Created: 12 December 2017