U.S. PHARMACOPOEIA - 1864 (4th Ed)
Throughout this book, reference has been made to the US Pharmacopoeia; and not without good reason. In a time with little or no government interference, its standards for formulation were treated by both druggist and drug manufactures, with an almost religious reverence.
U.S.P. 1864 - From page 28
U.S.P. 1864 - From page 145
U.S.P. 1864 - From page 314
U.S.P. 1864 - From page 318
U.S. PHARMACOPOEIA - 1861 (4th Ed)
Selected Cannabis Related Sections:
For medical historians (as well as antique hunters) the U.S.P. makes for an excellent source of documentation. Nothing emphasizes this point better than the evolution of Cannabis and its uses. From a simple entry in its (1851) 3rd edition, each subsequent edition would expand on both its definition as well as its medical uses. Note the additional uses now officially recognized by the U.S.P. in its 4th addition.
Pictures courtesy Stanford University Medical Library.
Used with permission U.S. Pharmacopoeia Society.
WANT TO KNOW MORE:
Due to download/space limitations, it is all but impossible to display the hundreds of Cannabis Antique Pictures that the museum has accumulated. However, they are available on CD-ROM. Please contact the museum for more info.