112pp.Like new in "Indian Red" cloth binding, Dust jacket shows a Marihuana plant in red against a yellow background. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Indian Hemp A Social Menace
Publisher: Christopher Johnson, London
Publication Date: 1952
Book Condition: Like New
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Christopher Johnson, London, 1952. 112 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. First Edition. First Edition. 112 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Donald McI. Johnson, M.A., M.B. (1903-1978) was moved to write this little book due to what he saw as a complacent and ignorant medical profession in the face of a dangerous new drug. "It is the object of this book to rememdy this situation, to throw light into dark placesand give professional guidance in a matter that is naturally honeycombed with sensationalism." Pitched as something of a guide book, it includes a brief history of Indian hemp, examines its prevalence in Great Britain and the United States and discusses the wider social implications of its use.The author had a wide-ranging career beginning as a GP in England, serving on the Cambridge University East Greenland Expedition, then pursuing a parliamentary career (elected as the member for Bury from 1935), and later became a publisher. In addition to this work, he wrote The End of Socialism )1946), A Doctor Regrets (1948) and Bars and Barricades (1952).Scarce in this condition. Cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 266592