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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

is most convenient. The fountain or syphon syringe should be employed, 

and the water used should range from 95 degrees to 105 degrees, as best 

suits the sensations of the patient, being cooled a little toward the 

last. In general, the hot douche, of a temperature from 100 degrees 

to 115 degrees, or even 120 degrees, is not only more agreeable, but 

much more beneficial. 

 

By these simple remedies alone we have successfully treated scores of 

cases of this sort. In some cases other remedies may be required, and 

in nearly all, accessory remedies can be employed to advantage; but 

the measures described are the main features of the most successful 

mode of treatment. 

 

Dysmenorrhoea.--This condition is that in which there is more or less 

pain and difficulty in connection with the menstrual process. The 

causes are various, as congestion of the uterus, malformation, and 

displacement or distortion of the organ. Some of these conditions 

require the attention of a skilled physician to remedy; but all will 

be palliated more or less by a course of treatment similar to that 

described for the previous condition. A warm sitz or hip bath just at 

the beginning of the period will often give almost magical relief. The 

application of fomentations over the lower part of the abdomen, and 

the corresponding portion of the spine, or of hot bags, bottles, etc., 

in the same localities, is a measure of great utility. The patient 

should be covered warm in bed, should keep quiet, and great care should 

be used to keep the extremities well warmed. The use of electricity 

is a very valuable aid in numerous cases, but this requires the services 

of a physician, who should always be employed in severe cases when 

within reach. 

 

In many cases of this form of disease the suffering is so great that 

the constant dread of its periodical repetition becomes a source of 

great unhappiness, and casts a gloom over the life of an individual 

who would otherwise be as happy as could be desired. 

 

Amenorrhoea and Chlorosis.--These are serious disorders which require 

prompt and vigorous attention. They depend less frequently on disorder 

of the sexual organs themselves than upon some disorder of the general 

system. They usually demand the attention of a competent physician, 

and require a more accurate description of their nature and of proper 

modes of treatment than we have space to give here. 

 

Hysteria.--From the most remote ages of medical history this disease 

has been regarded as intimately connected with morbid states of the 

female organs of generation, especially the uterus. That it is not 

exclusively produced by causes of this kind is evidenced by the fact 

that men also sometimes suffer from this curious malady. The phases 

which it assumes are so numerous that we shall not attempt an accurate 

description of it; neither is this required, as there are few who are 

not familiar with its peculiar manifestations. It simulates almost 

every disease. Even consumption and other formidable maladies have been 

so completely simulated by this disorder as to deceive physicians of 


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