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BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7172.1599f (Published 05 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1599
  1. Christopher Martyn
  1. BMJ
    • If you're planning an unusually adventurous holiday, consider packing Expedition Medicine(Profile Books, £17.99, ISBN 1 86197 040 4) in your rucksack. Always doubtful about what to do if bitten by a snake, I turned to the relevant chapter. Apparently, poisonous snakes strike only at a moving object. So if you inadvertently corner one, keep still and wait for it to slither away. David Warrell, the author of this advice, admits that this course of action requires sang froid. Or is he referring to …

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