1955 - ACTA UNIVERSITATIS PALACKIANAE OLOMUCENSIS - TOM. VI.
Prof. Jan Kabelik - HEMP AS A MEDICAMENT
Cannabis indica in oto-rhino-laryngology
A positive response due to antibiotics obtained from hemp could be observed in patients with otitis, ulcers of the anterior narines, and furuncular otitis. With chronical otitis positive results could be obtained in most cases -- failure, however, in patients with pyocyaneum and proteus infections. The most striking effect could be observed with sinusitis, particularly with both-sided sinusitis maxillaris when one side had been treated with penicillin on control with negative result, whilst the other side had been healed by three punctures of hemp extract. The sinus resultlessly treated wit penicillin showed an immediate positive response to hemp thereafter.
Local application of cannabis indica was experienced in 18 patients suffering from chronic otitis media, and in 4 patients after mastoidectomy. A significant improvement was noticed in 13 cases of chronic otitis. Up to the present, our experiences are of a rather short time, i.e. of three weeks only. It will be necessary to test cannabis with other more proper vehicles that would gradually liberate antibiotica on a satisfactory scale.
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