PHARMACY DURING WW1
- MATERIA MEDICA: Chapter
10 of the "Handy Book for the United States Navy" dated 1917, being a
textbook of instruction for the Hospital Corps Training Schools. This
chapter gives a list of the common medicaments used in US Navy
Hospitals, including their synonyms, preparation, use and dosage.
- DEFINITIONS of the terms used in the chapter on Materia Medica from the "Handy Book for the United States Navy"
- PRESCRIPTIONS: Selections from common prescriptions used in the 1925 Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary.
MARIJUANA (CANNABIS: In
light of the current controversy concerning the prescribing of
marijuana for medical treatment, it should be noted that extracts of Cannabis Indica
were available to be prescribed in 1915 and were in the British and the
US Pharmacopoeia . This description of its use has been taken from The
Practitioner's Encyclopaedia of Medical Treatment, Oxford Medical