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Taken from the Antique Cannabis book.
Chapter 21.1 -
According to various [contemporary] Medical Textbooks and the reputable Medical Journals of their day, medical Cannabis was successfully applied toward the following ailments (and probably a whole lot more that we have not been able to document). And while some of these ailments could also apply to males, given the times, they were thought of solely (or primarily) as being female ailments.



* DYSMENORRHOEA [ Painful Menstruation ]
* MENORRHAGIA [ Another name for excessive or immoderate menstrual bleeding, either during two or three days or prolonging itself over an unusual number of days]
* METRORRHAGIA [ Bleeding of the uterus independent of menstruation or even after the menopause has occurred ]
* UTERINE contractions [ As stimulant to uterine contractions]
* UTERUS PARALYSIS
* SANGUINEOUS UTERINE DISCHARGES
* INTER-MENSTRUAL PAIN
* CYSTITIS - SPASM OF THE BLADDER
* CYSTITIS , Acute
* CLIMACTERIC DISORDERS [ menopause ]
* LABOR - [Anesthetics - birth pain killer]
* BLADDER , Irritable [ Spasm of the bladder and in irritable conditions of that organ]
* BLADDER , Paralysis of
* UTERINE CANCER [Recommended to reduce pain ]
* DYSURIA [Painful or difficult urination ]

And a whole host of odds and end diseases, such as Mania, Melancholy, and Hysteria which (given the times) were thought of primarily as women's ailments. To give just one example (one of all-so-many): To this day the scientific name for Hysteria is "Hysteria Uterus"; said reason being that, "Only Women were suppose to get this disease, and thus it must have something to do with the Uterus." [no joke, that's why it's called that]


21.2 - PURE CANNABIS VERSES COMPOUND MEDICINES:
The reason the chapters in this book are subcategorize by medical function, as opposed to say, chronological medical order or manufacturers etc., is to give the antique Cannabis collector a better idea of what to look for. In what subsections of the pharmaceutical world was Cannabis used in etc. Hints that would better help the collector look for Cannabis bottles etc.

However, for the purist, say someone who only wants to collect Female Cannabis remedies and ONLY female remedies, a major problem quickly develops. Because Cannabis was both a "stand-alone drug" as well as an ingredient [one of many] in compound drugs, who exactly is to say if a bulk-cannabis-tincture was prescribed for a female ailment or for a number of other uses. The doctors prescription would simply read, "Cannabis Powder" or "Cannabis Tincture," with no real way of knowing. And as if to add insult to injury, a scan through almost any medical text book or medical journal, shows that in almost all cases Cannabis (of and my itself) is recommended, NOT a compound drug.

Thankfully however, this is an antique price guide and NOT a medical textbook, thus we can deal solely with identifiable Brand or Trade name Cannabis products. [Note that chapters 3 through 5 deal with Bulk Cannabis products]


21.3 - CANNABIS AND FEMALE AILMENTS, As Per The Text Book:
According to one medical text book: PRACTICAL THERAPEUTICS [1895] by H.A. Hare:

"In headaches at the menopause Cannabis indica is useful, and if the headaches are associated with constipation and anemia, iron and aloes should be . . . Spasm of the bladder, due to Cystitis or nervousness, it often gives great relief . . . In Uterine subinvolution, chronic Inflammation and irritation Cannabis indica is of great value, and it has been found of service in Metrorrhagia and nervous and spasmodic Dysmenorrhea. Not only does it relieve the pain, but it seems to act favorably upon the muscular fibres of the uterus. . . etc."

Below is a radom sampling of pre-1937 medical text-books, listing their recommended uses for Cannabis. Note the number of uses for "Female Illnesses".

1914 - Hand-Book of Modern Treatment and Medical Formulary By W.B. Campbell Published in 1914 (4th Ed), it recommends the use of Cannabis for the following diseases:

* Bronchitis (pg. 62,64)
* Cancer (pg. 72,74)
* Corns (pg. 100,104)
* Coryza and Cough (pg. 105,108)
* Dysmenorrhcea (pg. 142,143)
* Dyspepsia, (pg. 144, 146)
* Gastralgia (pg. 199,201,202)
* Headache (pg. 233,237)
* Impotence (pg. 257)
* Mania Acute (pg. 288,289)
* Menopause (pg. 294,295)
* Monorrhagia & Metrorrhagia (pg. 295,297
* Migraine (pg. 299,300)
* Opium Habit (pg. 823)
* Prostatitis (pg. 361, 362)
* Strangury (pg. 406,407)
* Warts (pg. 471)
* Whooping cough (pg. 478,479)

1910 - THERAPEUTICS, MATERIA MEICA, AND PHARMACY By Sam'L O.L. Potter, Pub. P.Blankiston's Son & co.

* Analgesics or Anodynes (pg. 15)
* Aphrodisiacs (pg. 24)
* Deliriants (pg. 28 )
* Diuretics (pg. 30-31 )
* Hypnotics (sleeping pills) (pg. 39-37 )
* Narcotics (pg. 40-41 )
* Pulmonary Sedatives (pg. 42 )
* Vestical Sedatives (pg. 49 )
* Albuminuria (pg. 574 )
* Apg. etite (pg. 583 )
* Asthma (pg. 587-588 )
* Bladder, Irritable (pg. 591 )
* Bladder, Paralysis of. (pg. 591 )
* Bright's Disease, Acute(pg. 593 )
* Bright's Disease, Chronic (pg. 594 )
* Chordee (pg. 614 )
* Corns (pg. 624 )
* Cystitis, Acute (pg. 628 )
* Delirium (pg. 630-631 )
* Dysmenorrhea (pg. 643 )
* Dysuria (pg. 647 )
* Epilepsy (pg. 654-656 )
* Gonorrhea (pg. 674 )
* Headache, Congestive (pg. 680-681 )
* Hematuria (pg. 686)
* Hemicrania (pg. 687 )
* Impotence (pg. 700-701 )
* Insomnia (pg. 705-706 )
* Melancholia (pg. 730 )
* Metrorrhagia (pg. 734-735 )
* Neuralgia (pg. 740-741 )
* Opium Habit (pg. 749 )
* Ovaralgia (pg. 753)
* Ovaritis (pg. 753-754 )
* Pain (pg. 755-756 )
* Paralysis and Paresis(pg. 757 )
* Paralysis Agitans (pg. 757-758 )
* Pertussis (pg. 763 )
* Phthisis (pg. 766-768 )
* Tetanus (pg. 833-834 )
* Tic Douloureux (pg. 835-836 )
* Trismus (pg. 843 )
* Urinary disorders (pg. 853 )
* Uterine Cancer (pg. 860-861 ) Plus a lot of pages dealing with the medicine itself.

1895 - PRACTICAL THERAPEUTICS By Hobart Amory Hare, M.D. -- Pub: Lea Brothers & Co.

* Bright's Disease (Acute) [pg. 442]
* Bright's Disease (Chronic)[pg. 113]
* Cough [pg. 112]
* Cystitis (Acute) [pg. 474]
* Dysmenorrhea [pg. 499]
* Gastralgia [pg. 113]
* Gonorrhea (Acute) [pg. 113]
* Hematuria [pg. 542]
* Impotence [pg. 113]
* Inflammation [pg. 112]
* Influenza [pg. 565]
* Insanity [pg. 113]
* Involution (anomalies of) [pg. 113]
* Mania (Acute) [pg. 578]
* Menopause [pg. 113]
* Menorrhagia [pg. 538]
* Migraine [pg. 588]
* Paralysis Agitans [pg. 112]
* Spasms [pg. 112]
* Teberculosis [pg. 112, 651]

1917 - THERAPEUTICS MATERIA MEDICA AND PHARMACY by Elmer H. Funk M.D.

* Albuminuria [pg. 571]
* Bladder, Irritable [pg. 590]
* Bladder, Paralysis of [pg. 591]
* Chorea [pg. 615]
* Climacteric Disorders [pg. 617]
* Cystitis, Acute [pg. 629]
* Delirium [pg. 632]
* Delirium Tremens [pg. 632]
* Dysmenorrhea [pg. 648]
* Dysuria [pg. 651]
* Headache, Congestive [pg. 686]
* Headache, Nervous [pg. 687]
* Hematuria [pg. 692]
* Hemicrania [pg. 692]
* Impotence [pg. 709]
* Insomnia [pg. 711] Neg-mention
* Labor [pg. 717]
* Mania [pg. 735]
* Melancholia [pg. 737]
* Menorrhagia [pg. 741]
* Metrorrhagia [pg. 742]
* Neuralgia [pg. 749]
* Ovaralgia [pg. 759]
* Ovaritis [pg. 760]
* Pain [pg. 762]
* Paralysis and Paresis [pg. 764]
* Paralysis Agitan [pg. 764]
* Pertussis [pg. 770]
* Pathisis [pg. 775]
* Tetanus [pg. 843]
* Tic Douloureux [pg. 850]
* Urinary Disorders [pg. 866]
* Uterine Cancer [pg. 877]