Common name: Centipede.
Scolopendra (various species). Animal kingdom: Class, Myriopoda; Order, Chilopoda; Sub-order, Scolopendridae.
Vertigo. Headache. Nausea (after one hour and a half). Vomiting of a pale-yellow glairy matter, which continued at short intervals with increasing violence, until the child, in a convulsive struggle, ceased to breathe. Vomiting. Precordial anxiety. Arm greatly swollen; erysipelatous blush extending over half the arm; black dotted impressions in two rows, three- quarters of an inch apart, elevated with dark lines, extending across from dot to dot, five and a half inches in length, thus showing the entrance of every foot; pain deep and dull (after one hour and a half). Instant complaint, which grew rapidly worse, which was described by the child as being all over. A large red spot, becoming black, in the middle of which there forms an eschar as large as a five-franc piece. The whole affection resembled a malignant pustule, and was associated with swelling of the lymphatic glands. Violent itching, followed by violent pain in the bitten part. No perspiration of the right arm for three months.