The scientist mentioned, Struan Sutherland was a great man! Not only did his research provide the
modern foundations for handling envenomated persons he was also behind the development of funnel web
spider antivenom. He also wrote a very user friendly guide to backyard hydroponics.
Considering how venomous our snakes in Australia there are very few deaths, India has an estimated 46 thousand per year!!!
One of my cousins. (Met him as a kid, he had a permanent limp due to being bitten by venomous snakes 'too many times'). My Dad use to laugh when remembering him as a kid - he was afraid of earthworms, but grew up to handle the most venomous snakes!
As noted in the article, he was a very kind and sharing person.