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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
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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

calculated to soften, relax, and stimulate. For this purpose the 

following preparations are recommended as the best: 

 

Take sulphuric ether, one ounce, and add to it one dram pulverized 

carbonate of ammonia. Let it stand a few days to form a solution. If 

it does not all dissolve, pour off carefully the liquid from the 

dregs, and of this liquid drop into the ear once a day from three to 

six drops. The patient should lay his head upon the opposite side at 

the time, and remain in that position a few minutes to allow the 

liquid to penetrate. This preparation is highly recommended, and if 

persevered in will, it is said, overcome almost any partial deafness 

or greatly relieve it. 

 

 

ANOTHER. 

 

Take pure olive oil, say one ounce, and half an ounce each of the 

tincture of lobelia and tincture of cayenne. Mix; and from a warm 

teaspoon drop into the ear four to six drops of this twice a day, 

shaking the vial well always before using it. This is relaxing, 

softening, and stimulating, and in all ordinary cases will answer the 

purpose. Turkey oil (or grease) is said to be still better than olive 

oil and may be used instead of it in this preparation. The following 

remedy, long kept a secret, is said to be infallible where it is 

possible for anything to effect a cure: 

 

Take a common eel, remove the skin and intestines, and hang it up 

before the fire and let the oil drip into a pan or vessel. When done 

dripping, bottle the oil, and of this drop into the ear once a day or 

twice a day five or six drops from a warm teaspoon. I have heard 

remarkable accounts of the efficacy of this remedy, and doubt not but 

it is good. I believe it has never been published but once before. The 

secret was obtained with some difficulty from an old negro. 

 

 

INVERTED TOE-NAIL. 

 

This is a very troublesome and often painful affection. The edges or 

sides of the nail are disposed to turn down and grow into the flesh, 

giving rise to inflammation, ulceration, and often great pain and 

suffering. The best remedy I have ever known in this difficulty is to 

scrape with some sharp-pointed instrument, as the point of a penknife, 

a sort of groove or gutter in the center of the nail lengthways from 

the root to the end. It must be scraped down to near the quick, or as 

thin as it can be borne. This renders the nail "weak in the back," so 

that it will gradually and ultimately turn up at the sides until the 

edges come above and over the flesh. Continue this as fast as the nail 

grows out and grows thicker, and you will eventually succeed in 

getting the nail in its proper shape and position. It will be proper 

to poultice if there is much inflammation, and also apply healing 

salve. If ulceration, bathe the part also occasionally with tinctures 

aloes, myrrh, and opium, equal parts mixed.--_Gunn's Domestic 


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