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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

should be taught that it is perfectly natural to all females at a 

certain period, and that its arrival necessitates caution on her part 

with regard to exposure to wet or cold. The author has made the 

acquaintance of the history of many cases of consumption and other 

diseases which were directly induced by folly and ignorance at the 

first menstrual flow. The child is often kept in extreme ignorance of 

the liability of womanhood occurring to her at a certain age, and, 

hence, when she observes a flow of blood escaping from a part, the 

delicacy attached to the locality makes her reticent with regard to 

inquiry or exposure; she naturally becomes alarmed, and most likely 

attempts to stanch the flow by bathing or applying cold water to the 

part, thus doing incalculable mischief. 

 

This purely feminine physiological function should be well studied and 

understood by all females. At least, they should know that the 

phenomenon is a natural one, liable to disorder, and that the best 

interests of their general health demands care and prudence on their 

part to maintain regularity, etc., of the flow. Disregard of such a 

duty will surely entail much misery. 

 

 

DELAYED AND OBSTRUCTED MENSTRUATION. 

 

When the menses do not appear at the time when they may naturally be 

expected, we call it delayed or obstructed menstruation. It is, 

however, of great importance to know whether a girl is sufficiently 

developed to make it necessary for the menses to appear, although she 

may have reached the proper age. As long as the girl has not increased 

physically, if she has not become wider across the hips, if her 

breasts have not become enlarged, and if she experience none of the 

changes incident to this period, an effort to force nature is 

positively injurious. In this case a general treatment will be called 

for. She should be required to exercise freely in the open air, retire 

early to bed and rise at an early hour in the morning. She should not 

be allowed to be closely confined to school, if attending. Her diet 

should be generous but free from all rich food, which will disorder 

the stomach. If, however, she is fully developed, and she suffers from 

time to time from congestions of the head, breast or abdomen, it will 

be necessary to interfere. The following are symptoms which will 

generally be found in these cases: Headache, weight, fullness, and 

throbbing in the center of the cranium and in the back part of the 

head; pains in the back and loins; cold feet and hands, becoming 

sometimes very hot; skin harsh and dry; slow pulse, and not 

infrequently attended with epilepsy. 

 

 

TREATMENT. 

 

It is well for the patient, a few days before the period, to take a 

warm hip bath or foot bath twice a day, and at night, when retiring, 

to apply cloths wet in warm water to the lower part of the abdomen. 


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