Introduction to the complex world of snakes, tracing a fascinating journey from the macroscopic features of snakes to the molecular components of their venom.
Men and Snakes: Truths and Fallacies. Snakes and Myths. Snakes and Early Medicine. Products of Evolution. What are the Snakes?. Classification of Snakes. Discovery of Snake Venoms. Snake Venom Potency. Clinical Aspects of Snake Poisoning. Non-toxic Venom Components. What are Snake Toxins?. Toxins in Action. Stopping the Action of Toxins. From Toxins to Drugs.