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The papers on his experiments with the plant were published in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal in late — and were also read in front of the Medical and Physical Society of Calcutta in October of that year. In them we find detailed records of his prescient experiments and a fine example of his unique style of research. His first series of cannabis experiments were conducted on an unfortunate menagerie of animals fish, vultures, and storks, amongst others, and also, perhaps not without controversy today, a few children — all subjected to various preparations and extracts of Cannabis indica.
Illustration of W. He describes the effect on four patients suffering from rheumatism, on a case of hydrophobia, and on cholera and tetanus victims before issuing a warning about the delirium that may be occasioned by inappropriate dosage. Despite the slightly chaotic scenes, within a day or so both patients were much relieved of their rheumatism, and in three days completely cured.
He entered on discussions on religious, scientific, and political topics, with astonishing eloquence, and disclosed an extent of knowledge, reading, and a ready apposite wit, which those who knew him best were altogether unprepared for. For three hours and upwards he maintained the character he at first assumed, and with a degree of ease and dignity perfectly becoming his high situation. A scene more interesting it would be difficult to imagine.
It terminated nearly as rapidly as it commenced, and no headache, sickness, or other unpleasant symptom followed the innocent excess. He distinguishes between each type of extract and offers specific descriptions of how they are prepared, although the one which he recommends in greatest detail is meant for medicinal use only.
Inadvertently he also maps the availability of the finest quality of each kind — sourcing his churrus as he did from Nepal, thanks to Dr A. The first part of the article also offers a rare glimpse into the contemporary consumption habits — an account that differs in tone and content from the usual official surveys.
If we discard the binary model often used to understand the exchange of knowledge scientific, legal, or otherwise between the colonial centres and peripheries, and turn to the idea of networks as the historian Kapil Raj, for instance, has done , we realise that the networks that produce knowledge are much more complex than they appear at first glance. In the thirty-one-page Report on the Investigation of Cases of Real and Supposed Poisoning , found in the National Library of India Kolkata , we see our doctor sitting in the centre of another web of intrigue.
He would send back his reports with details of his chemical analysis, opining whether there may have been foul play. He often struggled with forms of poison often with the common bish which is available at any Calcutta market that were not yet recognised by Western medicine. He begins Case 12 thus:. These are by far the most interesting cases which I have ever met with. The respectability of the individuals implicated; the extraordinary period which elapsed during which the bodies were exposed, without coffins, to the destroying influences of the heat and rains of Bengal; the curious changes which the poison underwent…constitute an array of circumstances scarcely surpassed in medico-legal interest by any but those of the celebrated Laffarge trial.
This was not his first encounter with the science of criminal activity. At the Botanical Gardens in Shibpur he already had cordial relations with the persons in charge, such as Nathaniel Wallich , he experimented with the first telegraph circuit. This is before his visit to England where he learnt of the Morse.
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It is in his work on the telegraph system — and particularly his role in rebuilding it after it was largely destroyed in the Indian Rebellion of — that we can see more clearly the dubious nexus between such scientific projects and the endeavours of colonialism, a connection made more explicit at moments of political crisis. For his PhD he is looking at the role of urban memory in the formation of Kolkata, although his academic interests include physical cultures, Modernism and feminisms. Between and Sujaan was an archival fellow with the India Foundation for the Arts, researching visual representations of Calcutta particularly in tourism documents.
Poonam Bala Maryland: Lexington Books, , Thacker and Co. It is used to refer to Europeans, particularly the Portuguese. Add to Wishlist. USD 2. Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Explore Now. Buy As Gift. Lady Gregory produced a number of books of retellings of stories taken from Irish mythology. Born into a class that was identified closely with British rule, her interest in the language and the legends of the local area was fostered early in her life by her nanny.
After the death of her husband, her interest in the language and folklore was re-ignited. Lady Gregory is mainly remembered for her work behind the Irish Literary Revival. Many of the diaries and journals she kept for most of her adult life have been published, providing a rich source of information on Irish literary history during the first three decades of the 20th century.
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