India Papers

Medicine - Drugs

'Medicine - Drugs' contains the following 9 items:

Report of the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission, 1894-1895 [ID: 74908458]

Report is based on research conducted August 1893-August 1894. The Commission interviewed nearly 2000 witnesses from medical officers to missionaries in 30 cities across India. Covers in detail the effect of hemp drugs (‘ganja’) on physical, mental and moral wellbeing. Please note that Volume V is currently being digitised and will be included as soon as possible.

Printer: India. Government Central Printing Office

Publisher: India. Superintendent of Government Printing

Author: Young, William Mackworth, Sir, 1840-1924

Date published: 1894

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Resolution. No. 1369 Ex. [ID: 74915572]

Resolution (Provides the background of the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission and a synopsis of its findings on hemp. Main headings: Cultivation, Products, Consumption, Effects, Policy of Government, Question of Prohibition, Dissents, Control and Taxation.)

Publisher: India. Superintendent of Government Printing

Author: India. Dept. of Finance and Commerce

Date published: 1895

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Report on the cultivation and use of ganja [ID: 74913508]

Report investigates amount of waste in ganja manufacture. Describes how the active principle of the drug could be obtained and means of preservation. Includes effects produced on ganja by keeping it under existing conditions and the effect of ganja as an article of excise.

Author: Prain, D. (David), b.1857

Publisher: Bengal (India) Secretariat.

Date published: 1893

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Materia medica of Madras volume I [ID: 74907511]

Drugs described arranged to correspond with the Pharmacopoeia of India according to natural orders of the plants producing them. The medicinal properties of each plant, with their preparations, are listed. Includes index of botanical and scientific names and synonyms in different languages.

Publisher: Madras (India : Presidency). Government press

Author: Sheriff, Moodeen

Date published: 1891

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Papaver somniferum - Opium : an extract from the sixth volume of the Dictionary of Economic Products of India [ID: 74912752]

Covers properties and usage of opium, Indian and Chinese opium, poppy cultivation, diseases and varieties. Describes chemistry and manufacture of opium. Includes trade and value of opium in the latter part of the 19th century. Tables show cultivation and produce, revenue, and import and export figures.

Publisher: India. Government Central Printing Office

Author: Watt, George, Sir, 1851-1930

Date published: 1891

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Notes on the propagation and cultivation of the medicinal cinchonas, or Peruvian bark trees [ID: 74913210]

Covers cinchona cultivation and bark harvesting. Includes 9 plates of 1867 black and white lithographs. Medicinally active bark contains a variety of alkaloids, one of which is quinine. This was commonly used to treat malaria.

Author: McIvor, William Graham

Date published: 1867

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Report on the administration of the Government Cinchona Department 1892-98 [ID: 74914346]

Reports cover season and rainfall, financial details and general condition of cinchona estates. Describes manure, nurseries, buildings and factory. Includes staff duties and miscellaneous subjects.

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Alphabetical list of drugs, medicines and other preparations free from, and containing, spirit compiled from the results of tests made by the customs houses at Calcutta, Bombay, and Madras [ID: 74913936]

List of medicines or preparations and their manufacturers. Gives percentages of proof spirit. Includes llist of liquid preparations of the British Pharmacopoeia.

Publisher: Madras (India : Presidency). Government press

Date published: 1903

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Report of the Hyderabad Chloroform Commission [ID: 74915571]

Investigation to find firm physiological basis for death from chloroform. Lists experiments on 430 animals and 52 human surgical trials. The report also contains James Syme’s 1855 original lecture. Correspondence from physicians and surgeons debates the safety of chloroform as an anaesthetic.

Publisher: Times of India Press (Bombay, India)

Date published: 1891