27 FEBRUARY 1886, Page 14


[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—An Australian told me a short time ago that the intra- venous injection of ammonia was the recognised treatment for the bites of poisonous snakes in that country. He said that the apparatus was kept at the various stations, and men instructed how to use it, and he was evidently surprised when I spoke of the treatment somewhat in the same tone as your reviewer has done in the Spectator of February 20th. Whether my friend's opinion would be borne out by those best qualified to speak about the treatment, I do not know.—I am, Sir, Ac.,