Mauro Bodio

Mauro Bodio

Country: Switzerland/Italy, born: 1961
Present occupation: Independent Biologist
Field of research: Zoology, toxinology

Supported project: Notfall-Handbuch Gifttiere. Diagnose, Therapie, Biologie (1996), Venomous and Poisonous Animals, Biology & Clinical Management (2011) (, together with Thomas Junghanss)

"In sponsoring the project, the R. Geigy Foundation has continued the tradition of toxinology at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) that had somewhat fallen into oblivion."


When accidents with poisonous animals occur, a few minutes often makes the difference between life and death. An accurate knowledge of the source of the poisonous bite or poisonous sting is essential for specific treatment with antidotes. The emergency handbook was conceived as a list of measures enabling doctors to identify the source of the poison as quickly as possible and to institute the necessary treatment. The compendium is published online free of charge in German and in English.

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