WHAT THE (Contemporary) MEDICAL BOOKS & JOURNALS were saying
Today we have a very clear subdivide between dietetics (proper food & nutrition) and the medical profession. But this was not always the case, at one time the two subjects (sort of) blurred into one another. With foods touting their medical value and vice-versa. Thus (while having nothing to do with Medical Cannabis Antiques per-say) it would be a good idea to look at what the contemporary Medical Literature had to say on the subject at the time.
[ The following were all taken at random (meaning they were the first things found) from our museum archives of old medical literature. ]
Let’s look at what the following “Preventive Medicine and Hygiene” (1921) had to say about Hemp and Vitamins. Now to be fair “Hemp Seed” is only one in a number of other foods substances that are being listed. But here the point being made is that IT WAS BEING LISTED. Meaning that authorities (even back then) were recognizing the nutritional value of Hemp.
And NO we don’t exactly know what the table means, except that it seems that the more “+” signs, the better. Again, our only point here is that the Medical profession were indeed taking the nutritional value of Hemp seeds seriously.
The following is taken from “Allen’s Commercial Organic Analysis” (Vol 9 - 1917). Again the only point being made is that Hemp Seed Oil, WAS (figuratively speaking), in the cross-hairs of the medical/nutritional community.
Come what may, there are many WHO STILL claim that Hemp Seed/Hemp Seed Oil HAS NO MEDICAL VALUE and that all that all the above shown material was solely agriculturally or Industrial Hemp related. Thus their logic for keeping the anti-Medical Cannabis laws in place. (as an aside, these kind of people must really hate this museum, especially our pictures of old medical Hemp Seed Bottles) But be that as it may, such logic begs the question: -- If not for medical reasons, then why were the Medical/Pharmaceutical Trade Journals listing Hemp Seed/Hemp Seed Oil?
The following both taken from “The American Druggist, Blue Book,” which was a sort of yearly price & product round-up, published by the American Druggist Magazine. Similar pages can also be found in other trade magazines (The Druggist Red Book, The pharmaceutical Era, etc.), which were devoted to the retail drugstore industry.
Once more the issue here is; --- IF Hemp Seed Oil WAS NOT MEDICINE, then why was it being listed in Medical Trade magazines?
The following was taken from “The Medical Bulletin (1907)” as originally published in the “British Medical Journal”. Note that it is not complete (only page 423 is shown), but take our word for it, the whole article is so boring, you’re not missing anything. Once more the only point being made here is that the Medical/Nutritional profession (in other countries) were also taking Hemp seriously.
[ POPE JOHN-XXI and HEMP ]
[ Hemp Seed/Hemp Seed Oil in Western Medical History ]
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