30 Jun 2011

Buku → Women and Cannabis- Medicine, Science, and Sociology

Authors: Ethan Russo,Melanie Dreher,Mary Lynn Mathre
Publisher:The Haworth Press

This first-of-its-kind book examines the therapeutic role of medical marijuana in women's medicine and its implications for fertility and maternal/child health. It includes treatises on many gender-specific conditions in obstetrics and gynecology as well as female-predominant medical conditions that are popularly treated with cannabis, such as multiple sclerosis and hypermesis gravidarum, a debilitating ailment characterized by severe nausea and vomiting, malnutrition, and weight loss during pregnancy

"Well referenced and researched. . . . The therapeutic emphasis is on the safe use of cannabis plant material with a particular focus on childbearing. The book begins with an excellent review of the historical background of the use of cannabis in obstetrics and gynecology. The editors have drawn papers from three continents and from professions as diverse as biochemists and lobbyists. Nuances of North American drug control are addressed side by side with therapeutic mechanisms pertinent to women."
-- Anita Holdcroft, MB, ChB, MD, FRCA, Reader in Anaesthesia, Imperial College, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

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