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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

 

=Eruptions= are too well known to need any lengthy description here. 

They are usually classified, by writers on the subject, into: 

animalcular eruptions, or those due to the presence of animalcula 

(minute acari) in the scarfskin, which occasion much irritation, and 

of which the itch furnishes a well-marked example; papular eruptions, 

or dry pimples; pustular eruptions, or mattery pimples, of which some 

forms are popularly known as crusted tetters; scaly eruptions, or dry 

tetters; and vesicular eruptions, or watery pimples. 

 

The treatment of all of the above, except the first, in simple cases, 

where there is not much constitutional disarrangement, consists mainly 

in attention to the general principles of health, cleanliness, 

exercise, food, ventilation, and clothing. Occasional doses of mild 

saline aperients (Epsom salts, cream of tartar, or phosphate of soda, 

or of sulphur combined with cream of tartar) should be taken, and warm 

or tepid bathing, preferably in sea-water, or, if not convenient, rain 

water, frequently had recourse to. Stimulants of all kinds should be 

avoided, and the red meats, ripe fruits, and the antiscorbutic 

vegetables should form a considerable portion of the diet. Lemonade, 

made by squeezing the juice of a lemon into a half-pint tumbler full 

of water, and sweetening with a little sugar, should be frequently and 

liberally taken as one of the best beverages in such cases. To relieve 

the itching and irritation (except in the pustular, crusted, and 

vesicular varieties), brisk friction with a fleshbrush or a fleshglove 

may be employed. The parts should also be wetted with an appropriate 

lotion after each friction or bath, or the use of soap and water. 

 

In all the scaly eruptions, iodide of potassium internally, and 

ioduretted or sulphuretted lotions or baths are invaluable. In many of 

them of a malignant or obstinate character, as _Lepra Psoriasis_, 

_Lupus_, etc., small doses of solution of arsenite of potassa (liquor 

arsenicalis; the dose, from 3 to 5 drops, gradually and cautiously 

increased to 7 to 9 drops, twice a day, after a meal) prove highly 

serviceable. In the forms of psoriasis popularly called baker's itch, 

grocer's itch, and washer-woman's itch, the application of ointment of 

nitrate of mercury, diluted with ten or twelve times its weight of 

lard, has been highly recommended. A course of sarsaparilla is also in 

most cases advantageous. 

 

The small, hard, distinct pimples--"acne, or acne simplex" of medical 

writers--that occur on the forehead, and occasionally on the temples 

and chin, generally yield to stimulating lotions, consisting of equal 

parts of strong vinegar, or spirit, and water, or to weak lotions of 

sulphate of zinc, assisted by occasional doses of cooling laxatives, 

as the salines, or a mixture of sulphur or cream of tartar. 

 

=Freckles=, or the round or oval-shaped yellowish or brownish-yellow 


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