Read also an Australian ad for douche apparatus
in a banned publication, about 1900. See instructional material for an American company that sold douche equipment and
menstrual cups at Tupperware-like parties in women's
Read 1930s criticism of douching liquids
Zonite and Lysol.
Booklets menstrual hygiene companies made
for girls, women and teachers - patent medicine
- a list of books and articles about menstruation
See early tampons and a list of tampons on this site - at least the ones I've cataloged.
The Intimate Side of a Woman's Life by
Leona W. Chalmers
Book (hard cover with dust jacket), 128 pages, 1937
Pioneer Publications, Inc., Radio City, New York, U.S.A.
Gynecology, women, cup, health, menstruation, period, vaginal hygiene, douche,
period, cycle, cleanliness, bath, odor, body, medicine, pain, loveliness,
exercise, pain, sick, feminine, cosmetics, sanitary napkin, pad
Below: Pp. 94 & 95
"This little device [menstrual cup] appears to be the best solution
to the problem of sanitary protection." Read Dr. Novak's objections.
It's interesting that Chalmers does not mention tampons,
which - although new - women could buy at this time.
She does mention them in her later pamphlet An [not
"The"] Intimate Side of a Woman's Life.
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