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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

and loins. Intermittent pains, and discharge of blood from the 

passage, tell that the process has begun. If miscarriage occurs within 

the first month or two after conception, the process may be 

accomplished with so little inconvenience as to escape notice and be 

mistaken for a menstrual period. More generally, however, the severity 

of the pain and an unusual clotted discharge of blood render the case 

evident. The pain, the discharge, and, at the same time, the danger of 

an abortion, are in proportion to the advancement of the pregnancy. 

When a miscarriage goes on, the pains increase in force and frequency, 

and continue, with discharge of blood, fluid or in clots, until the 

ovum, or first formation of the child, is expelled; after which both 

become moderated till they cease altogether and the red flow gives 

place to a colorless one. It is very important that those in 

attendance upon the patient should examine every clot that comes away. 

If large, tear it in pieces, that they may ascertain whether the 

contents of the womb are expelled or not, for there is no safety or 

rest, where miscarriage is progressing, till it has taken place and 

everything is cast off. 

 

 

AS SOON AS A FEMALE 

 

experiences threatenings of abortion she ought at once to retire to 

bed, upon a mattress, and keep perfectly quiet till every symptom has 

disappeared. Sometimes this simple measure, _promptly adopted_, is 

sufficient to avert the threatened evil. If there is much feeling of 

fullness, and the patient is of full habit generally, eight or a dozen 

leeches may be applied to the lower part of the bowels; if there is 

fever, saline medicines may be given, such as the common effervescing 

draft of carbonate of soda and tartaric acid or lemon juice; or, if 

the bowels are much confined, seidlitz powders, assisting the action 

by cold clysters, if necessary. When the pains are severe, 

particularly in the weak and irritable, twenty or thirty drops of 

laudanum should be given, and may be repeated in a few hours if the 

symptoms are not improved. In the case of profuse discharge, the 

patient should be kept very lightly covered, movement avoided, and 

every article of food or drink given cold, or iced if possible, 

provided the vital powers are not excessively reduced. Cloths dipped 

in cold or iced water should also be applied to the lower part of the 

body and frequently changed. Acid drinks, with cream of tartar, may be 

freely given. Ten or fifteen drops of elixir vitriol may be given in a 

wineglassful of water every two or three hours. Should slight 

faintness come on, it is better not to interfere with it, but use 

outward remedies--camphor, cold water, vinegar, etc.--as they maybe 

salutary. If it reaches to an extent to threaten life, stimulants, as 

brandy and water, and others, must be had recourse to. Profuse and 


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