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THE LADIES' BOOK OF USEFUL INFORMATION. Preface
CONTENTS
PERSONAL BEAUTY-1
PERSONAL BEAUTY-2
PERSONAL BEAUTY-3
PERSONAL BEAUTY-4
PERSONAL BEAUTY-5
PERSONAL BEAUTY-6
PERSONAL BEAUTY-7
TREATING OF MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS-1
MARRIAGE-1
MARRIAGE-2
MARRIAGE-3
LOVE AND MARRIAGE-1
WHEN TO MARRY-HOW TO SELECT A PARTNER ON RIGHT PRINCIPLES
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE-ITS LAWS AND CONDITIONS-ITS USE AND ABUSE
MARRIAGE
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-1
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-2
MENSTRUATION
COLLECTION OF VALUABLE MEDICAL COMPOUNDS
THINGS FOR THE SICK ROOM
THINGS CURIOUS AND USEFUL
HOME DECORATION
FLORAL
HOW TO DO YOUR OWN STAMPING AND MAKE YOUR OWN PATTERNS. BRONZE WORK
CHAPTER 18
INDEX
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES. INTRODUCTION
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-1
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-2
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-3
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-4
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-5
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-6
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-7
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-8

 

 

SURE TEST FOR THE DETECTION OF PREGNANCY. 

 

M. Nauche has found that the urine of pregnant women contains a 

particular substance, which, when the urine is allowed to stand 

separates and forms a pellicle on the surface. M. Enguiser, from an 

extensive series of observations, has confirmed the fact, and 

ascertained that kisteine, as this particular substance has been 

called, is constantly formed on the surface of the urine of women in a 

state of pregnancy. The urine must be allowed to stand for from two to 

six days, when minute opaque bodies are observed to rise from the 

bottom to the surface of the fluid, where they gradually unite and 

form a continuous layer over the surface. This layer is so consistent 

that it may be almost lifted off by raising it by one of its edges. 

This is the kisteine. It is whitish, opalescent, slightly granular, 

and can be compared to nothing better than the fatty substance which 

floats on the surface of soups after they have been allowed to cool. 

When examined by the microscope, it has the aspect of a gelatinous 

mass without determinate form; sometimes cubical shaped crystals are 

discovered on it, but this appearance is only observed when it has 

stood a long time, and is to be regarded as foreign to it. The 

kisteine remains on the surface for several days; the urine then 

becomes turbid, and small opaque masses become detached from the 

kisteine and fall to the bottom of the fluid and the pellicle soon 

becomes destroyed. 

 

The essential character of the urine of pregnancy, then, is the 

presence of the kisteine; and the characters of the pellicle are so 

peculiar that it is impossible to mistake it for anything else. A 

pellicle sometimes forms on the surface of the urine of patients 

laboring under phthisis, abscess, or disease of the bladder, but may 

be easily distinguished by this circumstance, that it does not form in 

such a short time as the kisteine, and that in place of disappearing, 

as this last, in a few days, it increases in thickness and at last is 

converted into a mass of moldiness. There exists, likewise, a very 

marked difference between its mucous aspect and that of kisteine; a 

difference which is difficult to describe, but which is easily 

recognized. 

 

Kisteine appears to exist in the urine from the first month of 

pregnancy till delivery. It has even been recognized in the urine of a 

few gravid animals. 

 

 

"PARTURIENT BALM," 

 

_For Rendering Childbirth Easy and Less Dangerous--A very Important 

Medicine._ 

 

Take blue cohosh root, four ounces; lady's-slipper root and spikenard 

root, of each one ounce; sassafras bark (of root) and clover, of each 

half an ounce. Bruise all, and simmer slowly for two hours in two 

quarts of boiling water. Strain, and add one pound of white sugar. 

 

Dose: A wineglassful twice a day for two weeks or a month previous to 


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