In 1961, Jack Handyside Barnes, his nine year-old son, and a local surf lifesaver were rushed to Cairns Base Hospital after developing Irukandji syndrome. Thus the riddle of what caused Irukandji Syndrome was solved; years of detective work had reached its climax in a dramatic and decisive episode of self-experimentation. Jack Barnes was both a […]
A 5 year-old boy is ‘off his face’ after drinking what looked like a nice bottle of cordial. It was actually radiator coolant. You are called for advice.
John (Jack) Handyside Barnes (1922-1985) was an Australian medical practitioner and toxinologist. 1964 the first specimens of the small stinger Carukia barnesi (Irukandji)
Having a toothpick fish (the Candiru) take a detour up your urethra doesn’t really bear thinking about. Apparently the worst thing that can happen to a parasite is to end up inside the wrong host…
Dr Betty Chan, emergency physician and clinical toxicologist, discusses the DORA trial and digoxin toxicity – 1 or 2 amps of immune fab only, no maths required – and explains why less is more.