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W. B. O’Shaughnessy and the Introduction of Cannabis to Modern Western Medicine

- April 19, 2017 in calcutta, cannabis, colonial science, colonialism, first trials medical marijuana, india, marijuana, medical cannabis, medical marijuana, Science & Medicine, weed

Cataleptic trances, enormous appetites, and giggling fits aside, W. B. O'Shaughnessy's investigations at a Calcutta hospital into the potential of medical marijuana — the first such trials in modern medicine — were largely positive. Sujaan Mukherjee explores the intricacies of this pioneering research and what it can tell us more generally about the production of knowledge in colonial science.

Proving it: The American Provers’ Union documents certain ill effects

- September 4, 2013 in Articles, cannabis, Constatine Hering, drugs, homeopathy, medicine, proving, Samuel Hahnemann, Science & Medicine

What would induce physicians to ingest mercury to the point of vomiting and to pains…