Medical Program: Bits from "Bullets and Brains": Taking the Sting out of Scorpion Venom

Bits from "Bullets and Brains": Taking the Sting out of Scorpion Venom

Bits from "Bullets and Brains": Taking the Sting out of Scorpion Venom
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About one in four children under the age of 5 die from a scorpion sting if they’re not treated. Fortunately, this life-saving antivenom is available.

  • Overview

    Up until 2011, there was no FDA-approved antivenom for scorpion stings—until a very concerned pediatrician created one that came with seemingly miraculous results. Dr. Andrew Wilner breaks down this overlooked health threat and the development of its antivenom, which he explores in his book of essays called Bullets and Brains

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