In a collective review by E. Ben Welch and Barry J. Gales, “Use of stun guns for venomous bites and stings: a review,” published in Issue 2, Volume 12, page 111, reference 29, the reference to Dr David L. Hardy, Sr, MD, was misprinted as “Harding.” The reference citation, however, is correct. The authors and editors regret the error.
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- Use of stun guns for venomous bites and stings: a reviewWilderness & Environmental MedicineVol. 12Issue 2
- PreviewDuring the past 2 decades, articles suggesting that stun guns be utilized to treat venomous bites and stings have appeared in both the lay and medical press. Although never widely considered to be standard therapy for venomous bites and stings, stun guns are still considered to be a treatment option by some medical practitioners and outdoor enthusiasts. A Medline search was performed using these terms: venomous bites, venomous stings, snake bites, spider bites, electrical, stun gun, high voltage electricity, low amperage electricity, direct current, and shock therapy.
- Disasters and therapeutic or prophylactic interventionsWilderness & Environmental MedicineVol. 12Issue 2
- PreviewWar, political uprising, famine, civil war, and natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, or cyclones involve considerable disability, mortality, and economic loss for the masses. Apart from emergency operations involving search and rescue for survivors, health care personnel are obliged to tackle infections, psychological disorders, and other emergency situations besides those afflicted by disasters. Survivors need an uninterrupted supply of medications for different medical disorders. Prophylactic substance usage is an integral component of the strategies directed to prevent disease outbreaks among large congregations of survivors.