Main  Contacts  
Table of contents
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

Only in extreme cases should plugging be resorted to. This may be 

done by pieces of linen, about four inches square, thrust into the 

vagina until it is full, and a bandage applied between the legs. Cold 

hip baths and vaginal injections of cold water will be beneficial when 

the hemorrhage is slight. 

 

Use also the following: 

 

Diluted sulphuric acid, Two drams; 

Syrup of orange peel, Two ounces; 

Cinnamon water, One ounce. 

 

Mix. Dose: A teaspoonful in a wineglassful of water two or three times 

a day. 

 

If there is much pain administer the following every two or three 

hours: 

 

Morphia, Quarter grain; 

Cayenne, Four grains; 

Rosin, Four grains. 

 

Mix. Give in blackberry syrup. 

 

 

PAINFUL MENSTRUATION--MENSTRUAL COLIC--DYSMENORRHEA. 

 

Dysmenorrhea means a difficult monthly flow, and is always preceded by 

severe pains in the back and lower part of the abdomen. It is caused 

by taking cold during the period; fright, violent mental emotions, 

obstinate constipation, sedentary occupations, smallness of the mouth 

and neck of the womb. Females subject to this trouble are generally 

relieved by marriage. The symptoms are severe bearing-down pains in 

the region of the uterus, like labor pains; restlessness, coldness, 

flashes of heat, with headache; aching in the small of the back, lower 

part of the abdomen, and thighs; the discharge is scanty, and contains 

shreds of fiber and clotted blood. 

 

 

TREATMENT. 

 

The patient should immediately go to bed and cover up warmly. 

Stimulating food and drinks should be avoided. Use a warm foot bath 

and sitting-bath, with hot poultices of hops or cloths wet in hot 

water applied to the abdomen. 

 

In the interval of the menses, take active exercise, with a tepid hip 

bath three nights in the week, injecting some of the water high up in 

the vagina. Keep the bowels open by a pill of aloes and myrrh, and 

take a small teaspoonful of the volatile tincture of guiacum three 

times a day, in water. On the approach of the period, take the 

following at night: 

 

Calomel, Three grains; 

Opium, One grain. 

 

In the morning a dose of caster oil, and on the appearance of the 

menses, the Dover's Powder and mixture as before. Repeat this 

treatment, in each interval, until permanently relieved. 

 

The following is recommended by an eminent physician, to be taken a 

few days before the period: 

 

Acetous tincture of colchicum, Three drams; 

Magnesia, One dram; 

Sulphate of magnesia, Three drams; 

Distilled mint or cinnamon water, Four ounces. 

 

Mix. Dose: A small wineglassful every two or three hours until it 

operates. This should be preceded the night before by a small dose of 


Page 5 from 10:  Back   1   2   3   4  [5]  6   7   8   9   10   Forward