medical indications of cannabis, in the beginning of the 20th
century, were summarized in Sajous's Analytic Cyclopedia of Practical
Medicine (1924) in three areas:
Sedative or Hypnotic: in insomnia, senile insomnia, melancholia,
mania, delirium tremens, chorea, tetanus, rabies, hay fever,
bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, coughs, paralysis agitans,
exophtalmic goiter, spasm of the bladder, and gonorrhea.
Analgesic: in headaches, migraine, eye-strain, menopause, brain
tumors, tic douloureux, neuralgia, gastric ulcer, gastralgia
(indigestion), tabes, multiple neuritis, pain not due to lesions,
uterine disturbances, dysmenorrhea, chronic inflammation,
menorrhagia, impending abortion, postpartum hemorrhage, acute
rheumatism, eczema, senile pruritus, tingling, formication and
numbness of gout, and for relief of dental pain.
Other uses: to improve appetite and digestion, for the 'pronounced
anorexia following exhausting diseases', gastric neuroses, dyspepsia,
diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, nephritis, hematuria, diabetes
mellitus, cardiac palpitation, vertigo, sexual atony in the female,
and impotence in the male.
History of Cannabis as Medicine