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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

the shoulders and not from the waist, as is usually done. Use plain 

vegetable diet, and avoid tea, coffee, spirituous drinks, and all 

sensual indulgences. Allow the clothes to be loose. These things must 

be attended to closely. The diet should be plain and nourishing, but 

not stimulating. 

 

Use an injection of an infusion of white oak bark, geranium, or a 

solution of alum, in the proportion of one ounce to the pint of water. 

If there is inflammation of the womb, this must be subdued before 

using the pessary. Give tincture of aconite, compound powder of ipecac 

and opium, with injections of an infusion of hops and lobelia, or an 

infusion of belladonna. 

 

If there is heat and difficulty in passing water, drink an infusion of 

marsh mallow and spearmint. If the patient is weak, give the following 

tonic: 

 

Sulphate quinine, twenty-five grains; citrate of iron (soluble), 

thirty-five grains. Make into twenty-four powders. Take a powder three 

times a day, after each meal, in sweet wine. 

 

 

LEUCORRHOEA--WHITES--FLOUR ALBUS. 

 

The word leucorrhoea is derived from two Greek words, and means 

literally a "white discharge." It is also known as "flour albus," 

"whites," and "female weakness," and consists of a "light colorless 

discharge from the genital organs, varying in hue from a whitish or 

colorless to a yellowish, light green, or to a slightly red or 

brownish; varying in consistency from a thin, watery, to a thick, 

tenacious, ropy substance; and in quantity from a slight increase in 

the healthy secretion to several ounces in the twenty-four hours." 

This discharge generally occurs between the ages of fifteen and 

forty-five, seldom during infancy or old age. When it occurs in young 

female children, it will not infrequently be produced by the presence 

of pinworms in the vagina, which make their way there from the rectum. 

There will be intense itching of the parts, and the worms can be 

removed with a small piece of cloth, after separating the lips. 

 

This disease may be either acute or chronic. The acute form generally 

results from taking cold, and is simply a catarrhal inflammation of 

the mucous membrane lining the vagina. The chronic form is but a 

continuation of the acute, and is generally caused by the acute stage 

having been neglected or improperly treated. Ulceration of the neck of 

the womb sometimes results. There are two forms of leucorrhoea: 

Vaginal leucorrhoea, when the discharge comes from the walls of the 

vagina; and cervical leucorrhoea, when the discharge proceeds from 

the neck of the womb. 

 

Causes: Taking cold from sitting on the ground, or exposure of the 

neck and shoulders; over sexual excitement, and sexual intercourse; 

tight lacing; piles, miscarriages, and abortions; displacements of the 

womb; purgatives, improper articles of diet; warm injections, or 


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