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"
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 Publication, 1915.