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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

continued discharge, though it may not threaten life, must occasion a 

weakness which will take a long time to overcome, and which may 

ultimately, if not properly attended to, promote the development of 

other diseases of the womb. 

 

 

IF THE FLOODING IS PROFUSE 

 

and uncontrolled by the means before mentioned, one grain and a half 

of sugar of lead may be given every two or three hours, and washed 

down with a drink of vinegar and water, to which, if there is much 

pain, add from five to ten drops of laudanum. 

 

Pieces of linen or cotton cloth should be soaked in a strong solution 

of alum, or a decoction of oak bark; and then well oiled; with this 

cloth plug the passage or birthplace; or, some of this astringent wash 

may be thrown up with a syringe. 

 

But, during the time and after miscarriage, the general strength must 

be supported by a strengthening diet, such as soups, meat, etc., 

avoiding stimulants as much as possible. Nevertheless, in some cases 

wine or malt liquors may be necessary in convalescence, or when 

recovering, and if so may be assisted by tonic or strengthening 

medicines, such as contain mineral acid. Bark or iron are generally 

given as the most appropriate remedies. The bowels will, in some 

cases, require strict attention, as indeed they do throughout, and for 

this purpose castor oil is a good medicine, or clysters of cold or 

tepid water are most useful. A teaspoonful of Epsom salts dissolved in 

half a pint of water, either cold or slightly warmed, to which add 

fifteen drops of elixir vitriol, forms a most excellent and mild 

purgative, which should be taken before breakfast. In all cases where 

the constitution of the woman has a tendency to miscarriage or 

abortion, a quiet state of mind should be observed, avoiding all 

violent exertions, particularly lifting heavy weights. These 

principles of treatment are to be kept in mind in the management of 

miscarriage: 

 

The first, to prevent it, if possible, by rest, opiates, etc. 

 

The second, to allay pain, moderate the discharge of blood, and to 

save and support the strength of the patient. 

 

The third, when abortion must take place, to expedite the separation 

of the ovum and free the contents of the womb. This is generally done 

by simply occasionally drinking cold water, and in difficult cases, if 

necessary, by the administration of spurred rye. The dose is a strong 

infusion or tea given every twenty or thirty minutes until the desired 

effect is produced, as long as the stomach will bear it. 

 

The health of pregnant females should at all times be an object of 

great care and interest; and they should be impressed with the 

conviction that while 

 

 

BEARING THE FIRST CHILD 

 

they may, by proper care and attention, lay the foundation for their 

future health and that of their offspring; while by neglect and 


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