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The Bible of Bee Venom Therapy

Contents

PREFACE
vii

FOREWORD

xv

PART I

THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS

I.
Explanatory note
1
II.
Medical History of the Bee and Its Venom
16
III.
Animal Venoms
29
 

The Therapeutic Uses of Animal Venoms

34
 

The Therapeutic Uses of Formic Acid

37
IV.
Bee Venom
40
 

The Chemistry of Bee Venom

40
 

The Production of Injectable Bee Venom

43
 

The Effect of Bee Venom on Animals

46
V.
Physiological Effects of Bee Venom
51
 

Neurotoxic Effects

53
 

Hemorrhagic Effects

55
 

Hemolytic Effects

57
VI.
Effects Produced by Bee Sting Injuries
61
 

Local Effects of Bee Stings

64
 

General Effects of Bee Stings

65
 

Objective Influences

69
 

Subjective Influences

73
 

Fatal Injuries Caused by Bee Stings

81
VII.
Decreased and Increased Sensitivity
92
 

Immunity

92
 

Anaphylaxy

101
 

Idiosyncrasy

109
 

Allergy

113
VIII.
The Treatment of Bee Stings
117
Treatment of Local Effects
117
Treatment of General Effects
119
   
 

PART II

ARTHRITIC AND RHEUMATOID CONDITIONS,
APITHERAPY

INTRODUCTION
123
IX.
Arthritic and Rheumatoid Conditions: Their Relation to Bee Venom
125
Survey of Situation
125
Cardinal Errors
129

Diagnostic Errors

129

Loss of Time

131
Therapeutic Errors
132
Producing Causes
133

Exogenous Causes

136
Endogenous Causes
138
Pathological Changes
142
Disturbed Local Metabolism
142
Bacterial Growth
146
Cause of Pain
148
Predisposing Influences
149
Curative Effects of Bee Venom
150
X.
Apitherapy 158
General Preliminary Comments on Treatment and Technic 158
  Course of Immunization 164
 
Summary
166
 
Expected Results
168
XI.
Treatments with Injectable Bee Venom 169
  Injectable Bee Venom 170
  Contra-Indications 171
  Indications 171
 
Muscular Rheumatism, Myalgia, Myositis
172
 
Neuralgia, Neuritis, Migraine
173
 
Acute Rheumatic Fever and Endocarditis
173
 
Acute and Chronic Arthritis
174
 
Arthritis' Deformans
175
 
Chronic Surgical Inflammation of the Soft and Bony Tissues
176
 
Iritis and Iridocyclitis Rheumatica
176
 
Dermatoses
177
  Case Reports 177
XII.
Medico-Legal Aspect of Bees and Their Injuries 198
XIII.
Questionnaire 203
XIV.
Concluding Remarks 215
COMPOSITE BIBLIOGRAPHY 217
AUTHORS' INDEX 229
GENERAL INDEX 233

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