Symptomatology of Experimental and Clinical Crotalid Envenomation

  • James A. Vick


Rattlesnakes, indigenous to the North American continent, are all members of the family of poisonous snakes called Crotalidae (see Fig. 1). This family, Crotalidae, is one of the four families of poisonous snakes. The other three are: Elapidae, Viperidae, and Hydrophiidae. A fifth group of rear-fanged poisonous snakes has been described and is usually classified as Boiginae, a subfamily of Colubridae (Conant, 1958; Klauber, 1956; Stebbeirs, 1954).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James A. Vick
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  1. 1.Walter Reed Army Medical CenterWalter Reed Army Institute of ResearchUSA

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