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PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
REPRODUCTION-1
REPRODUCTION-2
REPRODUCTION-3
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-1
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-2
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-3
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-4
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-1
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-2
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-3
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-4
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-15
CHASTITY-1
CHASTITY-2
CHASTITY-3
CONTINENCE
MARITAL EXCESSES-1
MARITAL EXCESSES-2
MARITAL EXCESSES-3
PREVENTION OF CONCEPTION:ITS EVILS AND DANGERS-1
PREVENTION OF CONCEPTION:ITS EVILS AND DANGERS-2
INFANTICIDE AND ABORTION
THE SOCIAL EVIL-1
THE SOCIAL EVIL-2
THE SOCIAL EVIL-3
SOLITARY VICE-1
SOLITARY VICE-2
RESULTS OF SECRET VICE-1
RESULTS OF SECRET VICE-2
EFFECTS IN FEMALES
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-1
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-2
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-3
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-1
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-2
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-3
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-4
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-1
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-2
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-3
INDEX

Menorrhagia.--This condition is that in which there is a too profuse 

discharge of blood. The system is weakened by the loss, and, so much 

so, in many cases, that the individual does not recover her accustomed 

strength before the occurrence of the next period, when she becomes 

weakened still more. By a continuance of this periodical loss, the 

person may be reduced to a state of almost utter helplessness. A deathly 

pallor of the countenance, extreme emaciation, loss of strength, and 

general debility mark the effects of the constant drain upon the system. 

Thousands of young women continue to suffer in this way year after year, 

until their constitutions are almost hopelessly wrecked, being 

deterred by false notions of modesty or delicacy from consulting a 

proper medical adviser and finding relief. 

 

The observance of a few simple precautions, and the application of 

proper remedies, will check the unnatural loss in most of these cases 

very promptly. In the first place, absolute rest, chiefly in a supine 

position, must be observed not only during the menstrual period, but 

for a few days previous to its commencement. If this does not restrain 

the flow, then cool and even cold compresses may be applied to the lower 

part of the abdomen and to the small of the back. In severe cases no 

harm will come from the use of an ice-compress, made by inclosing 

pounded ice between the folds of a towel. Great care must be taken to 

make the hands, arms, feet, and limbs thoroughly warm by the application 

of warm bottles and woolen blankets. These measures will scarcely fail 

to accomplish the desired end, if employed thoroughly and judiciously. 

It may be well to add just here that the popular fear of using cold 

in such cases is groundless. No harm can come so long as the extremities 

are kept warm, and the circulation well balanced. The patient must not 

be made chilly, however. It is also of importance that the patient be 

kept mentally quiet as well as physically so. 

 

Much good will result from these simple measures at the time of the 

period; but a radical cure can only be effected by removing the cause 

of the difficulty. The patient's general health must be improved, and 

local congestion must be removed. This will be accomplished by 

attention to general hygiene, gentle exercise out-of-doors between the 

periods, abundance of good food, tonic baths and other necessary 

treatment if there is derangement of the digestive organs, and daily 

hip baths with a local douche. The hip bath should be taken in water 

of a temperature of 92 degrees at the beginning. After five minutes 

the temperature may be lowered 5 degrees. After five minutes more, it 

may be lowered a few degrees more. By taking a warm foot bath at 95 

degrees or 100 degrees at the same time, quite a cool bath may be endured 

without chilling. The bath should be continued 15 minutes to 30 minutes, 

according to the strength of the patient. A shorter bath than this will 

do little good, as the sedative effect will not be obtained. 

 

The douche may be taken at the same time with the bath, or before, as 


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