LADIES' GUIDE
TO
HEALTH AND BEAUTY
OR MAIDENHOOD
MARRIAGE AND MATERNITY.



CONTENTS.


PART I LOVE AND MARRIAGE CHAPTER I THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR MARRIED LIFE.

- Love, the Source of Happiness or Misery - Woman's Place in Mohammed's Paradise - Marriage an Ordinance of Heaven - Parents Stamp their Characteristics on their Children - Nature's Time for Marrying - Well Developed Mind and Body - Evil Habits - Self- Government and Discipline - Industry and Thrift - Young Ladies and the Fashions - Domestic Duties - Value of Self Reliance - Lamentable Ignorance - Hereditary Influence - Marriage Means Parentage - Lawful Pride in Fine Offspring

CHAPTER II ADVICE TO THE UNMARRIED.

- Marrying to Please Others - Stigma of "Old Maid," or "Old Bachelor" - Sound Courting - Flirting as a Pastime - Fashion and Domestic Duties - How Romance Disappears - Dram Drinking Husband - Marrying for Money - Long Courtships - Temperaments that are Too Much Alike - Like Parents, Like Children - Prowling Fortune Hunters - Marrying Out of Your Natural Sphere - Evils of Coquettery - Defective Education - Exciting Unhealthy Passions - Harmonious Developmnent of the Whole Woman

CHAPTER III LIKE BEGETS LIKE.

- Effects of Hereditary Disease - Mental or Nervous Organization - Living too Fast - Bilious Temperament - Coarse Muscles - Sluggish Brains - The Mental Dwarfed by the Physical - Well Balanced People - Perverted Passions - Violation of Physical Laws - Society in Upheaval - Young Ladies and Their Associates - Parental Responsibility - Transmitting Disease and Death - Sins of Parents Visited on their Children - Perfecting the Pace - The Characteristics of the Child Determined by the Parents

CHAPTER IV LOVE AND PARENTAGE.

- Courtship the Mere Alphabet of Love - Glory of the Wife and Mother - Sharing Common Joys and Sorrows - Idolized Children - Perfect Love and Confidence in Marriage - Animal Love and Moral Excellence - Wedlock's Sacred Bonds - Physical and Mental Sexuality - Development of Female Charms - Blushing Maids - No Necessity for Female Beauty to Decline - Decay or Health - Household Drugery - Bad Diet and Habits - Diminution of Affection in Marriage - Uncongenial Mates - Dying Before Your Time

CHAPTER V IMPORTANT TRUTHS FOR THE NEWLY MARRIED.

- Self-improvement - Promoting Happiness - Conjugal Attentions - Cultivating Love - Remedy for Discords - Consecration, Each to the Other - Love's Little Indulgences - Wives and Money - Expressing Affection - Love no Longer Mentioned - Billing and Cooing - Manly Husbands - Devoted Wives - Animal Passion - First Great Business - Cold Indifference - Reasons of Infidelity - Highest Human Duty - Contentment Better than Dollars - Paralysis of the Affections - Starved Hearts

PART II THE HUMAN PELVIS AND ORGANS OF GENERATION CHAPTER VI STRUCTURE OF THE PELVIS

- Meaning of the Term Pelvis - Natural Form and Dimensions - The Brim - The Cavity - Position in Regard to the Trunk of the Body - How the Womb is Supported - Separation of Bones During Childbirth - Loosening of Ligaments - Male and Female Pelvis Compared - Bones of the Male Harder Than in the Female - Deformities of the Pelvis - How Distortions are Produced

CHAPTER VII GENITAL ORGANS OF THE FEMALE.

- The Mons Veneris - The Labia, or Lips - The Vulva - The Clitoris - The Nymphae - Vagina, or Canal Extending to the Uterus - The Sphincter - The Hymen and its Situation - Uterus, or Womb - Fallopian Tubes - Mouth of the Uterus - Internal Cavity - Mucous Membrane - Arteries, Veins and Nerves - The Ligaments - Structure of the Ovaries - Ovasacs, or Graafian Vesicles - Vesicles in the Foetus - Nerves of the Ovaries

CHAPTER VIII MENSTRUATION.

- A subject of Great Importance - Girl and Woman - Evils of Too Early Marriage - Feeble Parents and Feeble Children - Duration of Monthly Period - Period of Puberty - Very Young Mothers - Close of the Menstrual Function - Some Remarkable Facts - Nature of the Menstrual Discharge - Suppressed by Pregnancy - Effects of Nursing - An Evil Practice - Poverty of Blood - Regularity Important - Effects of Dissipation - "Change of Life" - Profuse Discharges - Nervous Symptoms - Flashes of Heat - Bleeding at the Nose - Hysteria - The Blessing of Health

CHAPTER IX CONCEPTION.

- The Seminal Animalcule - Body and Soul - Birth and Genius - Children of all Races Resemble their Parents - Each Parent an Agent - Testes and Ovaries - Zoosperms or Spermatozoa - How Impregnation Takes Place - Vast Numbers of Zoosperms - Egg of the Fowl - Most Favorable Period for Conception - How the Generative Act Should be Performed - When Impregnation is Not Likely to Take Place - Limiting the Number of Children - Prevention of Conception

CHAPTER X PREGNANCY.

- Cessation of Menses - Morning Sickness - Pains in the Breast - Quickening - Fluttering Motions - Flatulence - Increase in Size - Emaciation - Heartburn - Morbid Longings - Excitability of Mind - Suitable Clothing - Ablutions - Air and Exercise - Evils of Indolence - Ventilation and Drainage - Horrid Odors - Disinfectants - Pain a Warning - Hotbeds of Disease - Pure Water - Benefits of Rest - What to Eat - Spices and Condiments - Abuse of Stimulants - Restlessness and Sleep

CHAPTER XI THE HUMAN OVUM, OR EGG.

- Birth of Plants - How Animalcules are Formed - Amazing Number of Eggs in Fishes - Spontaneous Generation a Myth - Ovaries of the Human Female - Seminal Fluid of the Male - Reception of the Ovum by the Uterus - The Germinal Centre - Anatomy of the Testes - Evolution of spermatozoaa - Result of Impregnation - "The Turn of Life" - Remarkable Changes at Puberty - Woman's Organization Finer than that of Man - Peculiarities and Mission of Woman

CHAPTER XII EMBRYOLOGY, OR DEVELOPMENT OF THE FOETUS

- Order of Growth - Vital Point of the Egg - Ovum Protected by Membranes - Resemblance to the Egg of the Fowl - Rapid Changes of the Germ - Sizes of the Ovum at different Periods - Formation of Bone and Muscle - Growth of the Vital Organs - How the Embryo is Nourished - Birth of More than One Child - Second Conception - Period of Gestation - Pregnancy Table - Number of Day to be Reckoned - From What to Date the Count - Mistakes in Reckoning - The Sex of the Child - Proportion of Boys to Girls

CHAPTER XIII PARTURITION, OR LABOR.

- First Symptoms of Labor - "Grinding Pains" - Shivering Sensations - Stomach Sickness - Bearing Down and Cramps - Labor a Natural Process - Forced Assistance Dangerous - Use of Instruments - Average Time of Labor - The After Pains - Three Stages of Labor - Directions to Nurses - Position of the Patient - Costiveness - Use of Chloroform - What if the Doctor is Absent? - Stillbriths, and How to Treat Them - The Afterbirth - Clothing After Labor - Rest and Refreshment - Bandaging - The Sick room - Attention to the Bladder - Treatment for the Bowels - Ignorant Nurses - Quietude and Employment

CHAPTER XIV MISCARRIAGE.

- The Young Wife - Miscarriage Can Generally be Prevented - Necessity of Judicious Adviec - Penalties of Ignorance - Causes of Premature Labor - Violence of Every Kind to be Avoided - Threatening Symptoms - Decided Symptoms - Two States - Time of Greatest Danger - Flooding Treatment for Miscarriage - Great Care Required - Sponge and Shower baths - Separate Sleeping Apartments - Healthful Exercise

CHAPTER XV LACTATION, OR NURSING.

- Maternal Cares and Duties - Nursing a Pleasure to the True Mother - Nursing Natural and Healthy - Best Food for the Child - Ailments of the Breasts - Milk Fever - Gatherings - Care of the Nipples - Outward Applications - Stated Times for Nursing - Danger of Overfeeding - Clothing for the Mother - What the Nursing Mother Should Eat - How Food and Drink Affect teh Mother - Variety of Exercise - An Amiable Temper - Keeping Mind and Hands Occupied - Work a Grand Panacea - The Menses During Nursing

CHAPTER XVI WEANING THE CHILD.

- Best Time for Weaning - Effects of Prolonged Nursing - The Mother's Health to be Considered - Knock kneed and Rickety Children - Weaning Gradually - Applications for the Nipples - Aloes and Wormwood - Drying up the Milk - Preparations for Reducing Full Breats - Symptoms Denoting the Necessity of Weaning - Delicate Mothers - Return of the Menses - Wet Nurses - Inflammation and How to Treat It - Infectuous Diseasees - Stimulants to be Avoided

CHAPTER XVII AILMENTS OF THE MAMMAE, OR BREASTS.

- Small Nipples - Bad Effects of Pressure on the Breasts - Nipple Shields, and How to Use Them - Best Applications - Cracked Nipples - Poor Supply of Milk - Applying Friction to the Breasts - Gatherings, and How Treated - Correct Position in Nursing - Sources of Inflammation - Sucking and Empty Breasts - Permanent Injuries - Shivering Fits - Fainting Spells - Mother Not Strong Enough for the Child - Aperients During Nursing - Virtues of Brown Bread - Practice of Eating Honey and Fruit Jams - Use of Tea and Coffee - Evils of Constantly Dosing with Medicine

CHAPTER XVIII DISEASE PECULIAR TO WOMEN.

- Chlorosis, or Green Sickness - Symptoms and Treatment - Suppresion of the Menses - Promoting the General Health - Fresh Air and Exercise - Pleasant Recreation - Profuse Menstruation - Causes and Treatment - Proper Diet - Best Tonics - Leucorrhoea, or Whites - Indications of Inflammation - Baths and Injections - Location of the Disease - Falling of the Womb - How Caused - Remedies - Change of Life - Peculiarities of the Transition - Inflammation of the Breasts - Remedies to be Employed - Heartburn, Etc. - Varicose Veins - Urinary Difficulties - Secretion of Milk - Milk Fever - Puerperal Fever

CHAPTER XIX PREGNANCY EXTERNAL TO THE WOMB.

- A Rare Occurrence - How the Ovum is Nourished - Causes of Such Conception - Peculiarities of the Cases - Obscure Symptoms - General Treatment - Appearance of Inflammation - Bursting of the Cyst - Relief for Pain - Oplates and Cordials - Operation for Removal of Foetus - Successful Treatment of this Peculiar Form of Pregnancy

PART III CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN CHAPTER XX ABLUTION AND CLOTHING

- Every Child Should be In Its Mother's Care - The Babe a "Well spring of Pleasure" - Directions for Bathing - Prevention of Colds - Skin Eruptions - Free Use of Water - Cleanliness and Health - Treatment for Chafings - Bad Effects of Soda in the Laundry - Proper Time for Bathing the Infant - The Flannel Apron - Clothing - Material for the Belly band - Light Dressing - Warmth a First Requisite - Danger of Convulsions - How Clothes Should be Fastened - Keeping the Head Cool - Clothing for Winter

CHAPTER XXI DIET FOR THE INFANT.

- Away with Gruel - When the Tongue is Tied - First Food for the Infant - Both Breasts to be Drawn Alike - Two Frequent Nursing - Artificial Food - A Simple Preparation - Foods of Various Kinds - Baked Flour - Bread Crumbs - Oatmeal - Pulp of Rice - Foods Containing Starch - Arrow root - New Milk - When to Give Farinaceous Food - How Digestion is Aided - Salt and Snow - Weak Mothers - No Real Substitute for Mother's Milk - Nursing and the Mother's Health - Care of the Feeding bottle - Flatulence - Time for Weaning - Gin and Peppermint - Diet Versus Physic

CHAPTER XXII TEETHING.

- Infants Sometimes Born With Teeth - Proper Time for Teething to Commence - Length of Time in Cutting - Lancing the Gums - Mode of Operation - Infantile Convulsion - Gums Injured by Various Substances - Rubber and Leather Rings - Sucking the Thumb - Diet of Fruit - Ailments During Teething - Painful Dentition - Mild Form - Treatment Recommended - The Tepid Bath - Relaxed Bowels - The "Tooth cough" - Disastrous Effects of Opiates - Laudanum and Paregoric - swollen Gums - Pain and Inflammation - Skin Blotches - Second Teeth - Parental Neglect

CHAPTER XXIII DISEASES OF CHILDREN.

- Inflammation of the Eyes - Snuffles, or Cold in the Head - Remedies for Cold - Colic, and What to Do for It - Rules for Diet - Indigestion and Vomiting - Flutulence - Milk crust, or Scabs - Thrush, and How to Overcome It - Costiveness - Diarrhoea - Cholera Infantum - A Dangerous Ailment - Full list of Remedies for Summer Complaint - Alarming Symptoms - Stupor and Convulsions - Standard Treatment - Asthma - Result of Cold - Importance of Prompt Relief - Vaccination - Transmission of Disease - Vaccination Should be Repeated

CHAPTER XXIV HOW TO PREVENT DISEASE.

- Unhealthy Boys and Girls - The Overworked Brain - Tendency to Scrofula - Preventive Measures - Building Up the System - Girls Who Stoop - Curvature of the Spine - Treatment for Spinal Affections - Games of Sport for Young Ladies - Consumption - Blood spitting - Causes and Remedies - Poor Diet - Treatment for Sore Throat - Evil Effects of Tobacco - Bleeding from the Nose - Fainting - Costiveness - Too Much Medicine - Appeal to American Mothers - Pimples on the Face - Gum boils - How to Destroy Warts - Delicate Young Ladies - Bodily Improvement among American Girls

PART IV FEMALE BEAUTY AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS CHAPTER XXV PERSONAL APPEARANCE

- A Subject of Univeral Interest - Looking Only to Immediate Effect - How to Assist Nature - Fashionable Ignorance - Nostrums and Quack Cosmetics - Evening Dissipation - Exposure of Health - A Simple Toilet the Best - Harmful Dress - Barbarous Decorations - Conditions on which Personal Beauty Depends - Neglect of Mind and Body - Cleanliness - Temperance in All Things - Turning Night into Day - Abuse of Digestion - Sickly Paleness - How Female Loveliness is Lost - Delicate Women - Painted Simpletons - Derangement of the Pulse - Hygiene of the Greeks

CHAPTER XXVI BATHING FOR HEALTH AND BEAUTY.

- Beauty a Thing to be Prized - Personal Cleanliness - Vast Influence of Soap and Water - Choked Perspiration - Secretions of Skin and Teeth - Contagious Poisons - Fruitful Sources of Ill-health - Impoverished Blood - The Tepid Bath - Ablutions Among Jews and Mohammedans - Dirt and Disease - Common Neglect of Bathing - Bath houses in Europe - The Jolly Frenchman - Sea Bathing - Directions for Using the Warm Bath - Right Temperatures of the Water - Exercise and Beauty

CHAPTER XXVII BEAUTIFUL SKIN AND COMPLEXION.

- A Garment of Surpassing Loveliness - Structure of the Skin - Pores for Perspiration - Absorbent Vessels - How to Beautify the Skin - Effects of Heat and Cold - Ablution - Anointing - Recipes for Skin Washes - Effect of Sunlight - Benefits of Friction - Flesh gloves - Diseases of the Skin - Black Spots and Marks - Boils - Blueness and Discoloration - Dandruff - Pimples - Itch - Scaly Eruptions - Treatment for Skin Ailments - Freckles - Moles - Paleness - Roughness - Redness - Scurf and Scurvy - Pits from Small pox - Wrinkles - Abrasions - Bruises - Burns and Scalds - Cuts and Incised Wounds - Excoriations - Frost bites - Scars

CHAPTER XXVIII THE HAIR, AND HOW TO ARRANGE IT.

- An Unrivailed Ornament - Hair of the Orientals - Premature Decay - Effect of Mental Emotions - Physical Structure - Hair bulbs and Tubes - Chemical Constitution - Biography of a Hair - Necessity of General Health - Best Management - Use of Comb and Brush - Curl papers - Crisping tongs - Friction - Two Methods of Dressing - Objections to Artificial Styles - Cleansing the Scalp - Natural Arrangement of the Hair - Cutting and Clipping - A Dirty Habit - Luxuriant Growth - Curliness and Waviness - Fixing the Hair in Position

CHAPTER XXIX RESTORATION OF THE HAIR.

- Early Decay - Cold Water and Friction - Stimulating Applications - Restoring the Health of the Scalp - Baldness - The Hair Affected by Old Age - Other Causes - Thick Hats - Frequent, Close Cutting - Spanish Flies or Cantharides - Oils and Pomades - Electricity - Diet and Regular Habits - Tonics - Gray Hairs, and How to Treat Them - Morbid Dryness of the hair - Use of Glycerine - Matting and Felting - Excessive Scurfiness - Rosemary and Thyme - Caution Against Quack Remedies - How Superfluous hairs are Destroyed - Cleansing the Partings - Borax and Armonia

CHAPTER XXX BEAUTY OF FACE AND FEATURES.

- Harmony and Eight Proportion - The Forehead - Skin Eruptions - The Eyes - Most Expressive Feature - How to Treat the Eyes - Belladonna - Dimness of Age - Remedies for Discoloration - Effects of Dust and Dirt - Eyelashes and Eyebrows - The Nose - How to Mould and Beautify the Nose - Human Mouth and Lips - Chapped Lips - The Teeth - What Inujres the Teeth - Tooth powders and use of the Brush - Use of Charcoal - The Ears - Wearing Earrings - Chin and Throat - Neck of Beauty

PART V POLITENESS; OR, WOMAN IN SOCIETY CHAPTER XXXI TASTEFUL AND BECOMING DRESS

- Every Lady Should Pay Attention to Dress - Fitness - Subordinate to the Person - Suited to Different Seasons - Graceful Curves - Hints on Colors - Variety in Costume - Dressing the Hair - The Parasol - Bonnets - "Nut brown Maids" - Use of Veils - Dress for the Neck - Sore Throats - Sudden Changes of Covering - Wearing Ornaments - Vulgarity of Too Much Jewelry

CHAPTER XXXII DEPORTMENT AND MANNERS.

- Importance of Good Behavior - Beauty Marred by lack of Grace - Carriage of the Body Reveals Character - Absence of Affectation - Self possession - A Graceful Walk - The Soldier's Drill - Avoiding Offensive Habits - Disorderly Costume - Coarse Eating and Drinking - Disagreeable Noises - Love to Others - Promoting Universal Happiness - Selfishness - Right of Privacy - Casual Acquaintances - Haughtiness and Pride - Anger - Rudeness - Cheerful Demeanor - Drones and Workers - Empty Ornaments - Keeping Engagements - Diffusing Good Cheer

CHAPTER XXXIII THE SOCIAL QUEEN.

- Qualifications for Good Society - Value of Birth and Breeding - Honor to Ladies - Mistress of the House - Introductions - Salutations - Rudeness to Others - Polite Attentions - The Sexes Should Go Together - Variety of Ages - Perfect Equality - The Industrious Woman - Agreeable Companions - Taste and Refinement - Woman's Mission is to Adorn - Rules of Etiquette - Simplicity in Behavior - Little Observances - Receptions - Making Calls - Use of Cards - Taking Leave of the Host - Punctuality - "Doing in Rome as Romans Do"

CHAPTER XXXIV THE ART OF CONVERSING WELL.

- Value of Good Talk - Conversation of Animals - All Can Have Something to Say - The Good Listener - Guiding the Conversation - Regard to Rights and Opinions of Others - Making Others Talk - Topics that are of Mutual Interest - Wit and Humor - Anecdotes - Talk at Table - Sense and Knowledge - Prosy People - Hobbies - Slang - Egotism and Boasting - Pet Phrases - Long winded Talkers - Impolite Questions - Giving Attention - Avoiding Discussions - Paying Compliments - Moral Character

CHAPTER XXXV MISCELLANEOUS RULES OF ETIQUETTE.

- Rights of the Sidewalk - Meeting on the Street - Washington's Politeness - The Veil - Street Recognition - Behavior in Church - Punctuality - Reverent Demeanor - The Tardy - The Talkative and Restless - Expressing Approval - How to Treat "Company" - Gallantry - Politeness at Home - The Hoiden - The Prude - Indoor Recreations - Undue Familiarity - Courtesy to Strangers - Formal Calls - Social Visits and Etertainments - Simpering and Frivolity

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