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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

acquires a foetid odor; the legs swell, eruptions appear on 

different parts of the body, and at length the patient sinks under 

general emaciation, diarrhoea, and hemorrhages. Its chief cause is 

improper food, or, rather, the absence or insufficient supply of fresh 

meat and vegetables in the diet; to which cold, humidity, want of 

exercise and fresh air may be added as secondary ones. Hence its 

frequent, fatal visitations formerly on shipboard, and its still 

occasional occurrence in ill-victualled ships during long voyages. The 

treatment mainly consists in adopting a liberal diet of fresh animal 

food and green vegetables, with ripe food and an ample allowance of 

mild ale or beer, or lemonade made from the fresh expressed juice, as 

beverages. In serious cases, tonics, as quinine and steel, should also 

be administered. 

 

=Wrinkles= and looseness of the skin depend chiefly on the attenuation 

of the cutis or true skin and the reduction in the bulk of the 

underlying surfacial portions of the body. They cannot be regarded as 

a disease of the skin; but are the result of long continued bad 

health, anxiety and study, and of general emaciation and old age. 

Cleanliness, nutritious food, vigorous outdoor exercise, agreeable 

occupation of the mind, and an equable and happy temper, retard their 

formation. Whatever tends to promote the general health and to 

increase the bulk of the body, and particularly the disposition of fat 

in the cellular tissues, also tends to remove them and to increase the 

smoothness and beauty of the skin. The free and frequent use of warm 

water and soap, followed by the daily use of mild, stimulating, 

cosmetic lotions or fomentations, or friction with warm oil of a like 

character, and cod-liver oil internally, is all that art can do for 

the purpose. 

 

=Excoriations=, in popular language, are those cases of soreness 

produced by chafing under the arms, behind the ears, and in the 

wrinkles and folds of the skin generally. They occur chiefly in 

infancy, and in stout persons with a delicate skin, who perspire 

excessively. Extreme cleanliness, and carefully wiping the parts dry 

after washing, with the subsequent use of a little violet powder, or 

finely powdered starch, or French chalk scraped or grated very fine, 

dusted over the parts once or twice a day, will generally remove them 

and prevent their recurrence. 


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