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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

employment must be made. A bath of tepid water in the morning, 

followed by a brisk rubbing, will be beneficial; also the frequent use 

of the sitting-bath, and the sponge bath in the evening. Active 

exercise should precede and follow all baths. During menstruation all 

applications of water should be omitted. The following remedies are 

recommended by a famous Philadelphian doctor. They are to be taken on 

alternate days; that is, take No. 1 one day, No. 2 the next day, etc.: 

 

No. 1.--Precip. carbonate of iron, five drams; extract of conium, two 

drams; balsam Peru, one dram; oil cinnamon, twenty drops; simple 

syrup, eight ounces; pulverized gum arabic, two drams. Mix. Dose: Two 

teaspoonfuls three times a day, every other day, after meals. Shake 

before using. 

 

No. 2.--Tincture of nux vomica, one dram; syrup iodide of iron, one 

ounce; simple syrup, four ounces. Mix. Dose: One teaspoonful three 

times a day, every other day, after meals. 

 

Another treatment is as follows: 

 

Clear the bowels with the following mixture: Sulphate of magnesia, one 

ounce; nitrate of potash, ten grains; extract of liquorice, one 

scruple; compound infusion of senna, five and one-half ounces; 

tincture of jalap, three drams; spirit of sal volatile, one dram. Mix. 

Dose: Two or three tablespoonfuls at a time, at intervals of two hours 

until an effect is produced. This is to be followed by sulphate of 

iron, five grains; extract of gentian, ten grains. Make into three 

pills and take a pill twice a day, with the compound aloes or rhubarb 

pill every night. 

 

 

PROFUSE MENSTRUATION--MENORRHAGIA: 

 

By menorrhagia we understand an immoderate flow of the menses. There 

is no fixed amount of blood which is lost at the menstrual period, but 

it varies in different women. It will average, however, from four to 

eight ounces. The quantity discharged may be estimated by the number 

of napkins used. Each napkin will contain about half an ounce, or one 

tablespoonful, so that eight napkins would contain four ounces; 

twenty, ten ounces; etc. In some females the discharge may be 

excessive without impairment of the general health. 

 

Some females are predisposed to uterine hemorrhages, from a relaxed or 

flabby state of the texture of the uterus. Frequent childbearing, 

abortion, high living, too prolonged and frequent suckling, may induce 

flooding. Among the exciting causes we may mention overexertion, 

dancing, falls, lifting heavy weights, cold, and mental excitement. 

 

 

TREATMENT. 

 

The patient must lie down on a hard bed, and abstain from all 

stimulating food and drinks. The room should be cool and she should be 

lightly covered with bedclothes. Soak the feet in warm water, and if 

the flowing is excessive apply cloths wrung out in vinegar and water 

to the lower bowels. The hips must be elevated higher than the head. 


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