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6 TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES.
base of that cactus, close to the
roots of same.
The sting was so painful that,
in spite of some chloroform used,
it lasted the entire day. Usually
on such trips I carried my emer-
gency box with me, containing a
few necessary surgical appliances"
photo, also seen in the miniature
collection, (second last row) after
having chloroformed all the scor-
The following statistics of the
tropical scorpion show same
to be a more dangerous type
than the Texas variety:
MINIATURE PHOTO COLLECTI ON OF TEXAS INSECTS AND OTHER ANIMALS
and also a hypodermic syringe,
carbolic acid, cocaine, iodine, per-
manganate of potassium, camphor,
etc., and some of these appliances
would have given instant relief.
Before disposing of the large
scorpion and its young brood,
which were quite fully developed
already, I managed to prepare a
From an authentic official source
from a border town of Mexico,
the following deaths occurred from
the stings of scorpions (mostly
children of the poor, and a few
peons rambling around barefooted
at night): In 1906 fifty-four deaths
occurred; in 1907 fifty-one deaths;
and in 1908, forty-seven deaths.
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Menger, R. Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses, book, 1913; San Antonio, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143558/m1/10/?q=menger: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.