A New Guinea Fish Poison


SOME time ago Dr. Heaslip forwarded to me from Papua a sample of the root of a vine which he stated was “used by the natives for two purposes, one, stunning fish, from which the root receives its local name of New Guinea Dynamite ; the other purpose is suicide”.

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  1. 1

    Jones and Smith, Ind. Eng. Chem. (Anal.), 5, 75; 1933.

  2. 2

    Jones, ibid., 5, 23; 1933.

  3. 3

    Fortune, "Sorcerers of Dobu" (Routledge, 1932), pp. 50, 174.

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