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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
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tablespoonfuls once a day. 

 

If there are nervous symptoms prominent, give valerianate of zinc, 

eight grains; tincture of valerian, two drams; orange flower water, 

three and a half ounces; syrup of red poppies, two drams. Mix. Dose: A 

tablespoonful every six hours. 

 

 

FALLING OF THE WOMB 

 

_(Prolapsus uteri)._ 

 

Falling of the womb is simply a sinking down of the organ, and may be 

so slight as not to be noticed or so great that the organ will 

protrude between the legs through the external opening. It is not a 

disease of the womb itself, but of some of its supports. 

 

So long as the vagina retains its natural size and the ligaments are 

but two and a half inches long the organ will not be displaced. 

Whatever tends to relax and weaken the system may cause the complaint. 

The muscles of the abdomen which support the intestines being weakened 

from any cause will allow the intestines to press down upon the womb 

and its ligaments, and, in consequence of this constant pressure, they 

give way. Another cause is too early exercise after childbearing. 

Flooding and leucorrhoea, or whites, if allowed to continue for a 

long time, will produce it; in delicate females, continued running up 

and down stairs, also tight lacing, dancing, leaping, and running, 

particularly during the period of menstruation, when the womb is 

increased in weight by the blood contained in it. The use of medicines 

to loosen the bowels, which is very common among many, is still 

another cause of the disorder. 

 

Most females who are troubled with falling of the womb think that it 

is necessary to a cure that they should wear some kind of a support to 

the abdomen. These supporters, however, do a vast amount of harm, for 

by being worn tightly around the abdomen they increase the pressure on 

the bowels, thus forcing down, more and more, the womb and its 

appendages. All that is necessary is to raise up the womb to its 

natural position, and use an instrument that will keep it in place. 

This instrument is called a pessary. This pessary is a ring or hollow 

cup-shaped globe, made of gold, silver, ivory, wood or gutta-percha, 

and is placed in the vagina or birthplace, thus supporting the womb. 

The cold hip bath should be used once a day, at the same time 

injecting cold water into the vagina with a syringe. Lie down as much 

as possible, and avoid becoming fatigued. Apply cold bandages to the 

abdomen on going to bed. 

 

If the womb has descended to the external orifice it is often 

necessary to restore it to its natural position by pressing it upward 

and backward by a finger or two pressed into the vagina. If the 

process be accompanied with pain, the vagina should be well washed by 

injections of thick flax seed or slippery elm bark tea for a day or 

two before the astringent washes are used. 

 

Avoid tight corsets and heavy skirts, suspend the under-garments from 


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