Words to the wise: Learning from the pastBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7093.0h (Published 24 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:h
- W M Dixon, is a retired occupational health physician, in Buckinghamshire
Recent discussion of using cannabis in the symptomatic treatment of AIDS, cancer and chronic pain (BMJ, 1 March, p 626) reminds me that A H Douthwaite, who also led a successful campaign in the defence of heroin for the treatment of intractable pain, strongly recommended Extractum cannabis (BPC) for duodenal ulcer. As the tincture has such an unpleasant taste …
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