JOHNSON, Donald McIntire. Indian Hemp. A Social Menace … with a Foreword by H. Pullar-Strecker, M.D. London, Christopher Johnson, .
8vo. Original cloth with dust-wrapper; pp. 112; apart from very light darkening to wrappers, a near-fine copy.
First edition. Johnson, a politician and physician, claims that between 1944 and 1950 the sale of cannabis-based products in Britain has multiplied by fourteen times. 'The author makes sensational disclosures of the powerful and sinister effects of Indian hemp' (blurb on front flap). Doctor Johnson does not forget to mention the connection between 'hot jazz' and cannabis. 'Dope may help the brain to tune into the rhythm more sharply' (p. 109).