William Brooke O'Shaughnessy

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Sir William Brooke O'Shaughnessy (from 1861 as William O'Shaughnessy Brooke) MD FRS (October 1809, in Limerick, Ireland – 8 January 1889,[1] in Southsea, England) was an Irish physician famous for his wide-ranging scientific work in pharmacology, chemistry, and inventions related to telegraphy and its use in India. His medical research led to the development of intravenous therapy and introduced the therapeutic use of Cannabis sativa to Western medicine.

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William Brooke O'Shaughnessy
BornOctober 1809
DiedJanuary 1889 (1889-02) (aged 79)
EducationUniversity of Edinburgh
Known forMedical cannabis
Intravenous therapy
Forensic chemistry
Medical career
ProfessionDoctor, physician, inventor
InstitutionsMedical College and Hospital, Kolkata
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society