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July 23, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(4):115-116. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400030019003

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Cannabis Indica in Diarrhœa.  Dr. Frederick F. Bond and Mr. B. E. Edwards, of Rastrick, say: Dr. S. J. Rennie, of Cawnpore, in the Indian Medical Gasette, for December, 1886, calls attention to the value of cannabis indica in the treatment of dysentery. We wish to draw attention to its value in a similar condition, namely: diarrhœa; especially in the type known as summer diarrhœa or English cholera. Attention was drawn to it in this connection by Dr. Turner, in the Lancet (vol. ii, 1886, p. 536). He says: "In ordinary diarrhoea (referring to summer diarrhœa presumably) the formulain a modified dose, will be found very serviceable. Being connected with a dispensary where thirty to forty cases of diarrhoea presented themselves daily for treatment during the months of August and September, and where a great variety of remedies were tried, so great was the superiority of Indian hemp above the others, that the

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