The "Mon Docteur" Way to Health[,] Vitality[,] and Beauty (1928-29? leaflets, booklets: Leaflet: This is It (covers, pages 2/3, 4/5, 6/7/8) - Leaflet: Every Woman Wants to be Lovely and Belovèd (pages 1/4, 2/3) - Booklet: Why Haven't We Women Been Told This Thing Before? (covers, pages 1/2-3/4, 5/6-7/8, 9/10-11/12, 13/14-15/16, 17/18-19/20, 21/22) - Booklet: The Mon Docteur Treatments)
Menstrual cups
Douches, pain, sprays
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 houses!
German douche and menstrual supplies in 1933 when the Nazis came to power.
Why you shouldn't douche.
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.
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
Some MUM site links:
MUM address & What does MUM mean? |
Email the museum |
Privacy on this site |
Who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! |
Art of menstruation (and awesome ancient art of menstruation) |
Artists (non-menstrual) |
Asbestos |
Belts |
Bidets |
Birth control and religion |
Birth control drugs, old |
Birth control douche & sponges |
Founder bio |
Bly, Nellie |
MUM board |
Books: menstruation & menopause (& reviews) |
Cats |
Company booklets for girls (mostly) directory |
Contraception and religion |
Contraceptive drugs, old |
Contraceptive douche & sponges |
Costumes |
Menstrual cups |
Cup usage |
Dispensers |
Douches, pain, sprays |
Essay directory |
Examination, gynecological (pelvic) (short history) |
Extraction |
Facts-of-life booklets for girls |
Famous women in menstrual hygiene ads |
Feminine napkin, towel, pad directory |
Founder/director biography |
Gynecological topics by Dr. Soucasaux |
Humor |
Huts |
Links |
Masturbation |
Media coverage of MUM |
Menarche booklets for girls and parents |
Miscellaneous |
Museum future |
Norwegian menstruation exhibit |
Odor |
Olor |
Pad, towel, napkin directory |
Patent medicine |
Poetry directory |
Products, some current |
Puberty booklets for girls and parents|
Religion |
Religión y menstruación |
Your remedies for menstrual discomfort |
Menstrual products safety |
Sanitary napkin, towel, pad directory |
Seguridad de productos para la menstruación |
Science |
Shame |
Slapping, menstrual |
Sponges |
Synchrony |
Tampon directory |
Early tampons |
Teen ads directory |
Tour of the former museum (video) |
Towel, pad, sanitary napkin directory |
Underpants & panties directory |
Videos, films directory |
Words and expressions about menstruation |
Would you stop menstruating if you could? |
What did women do about menstruation in the past? |
Washable pads |
Read 10 years (1996-2006) of articles and Letters to Your MUM on this site.
Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.

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, feminine, vaginal hygiene, douche, period, cycle, cleanliness, surgery, bath, bathing, exercise, odor, beauty, pain, medicine, cosmetics, lovely, body

First page.

Below: Pp. 30 & 31
See photo of a prolapsed uterus.
Below: Pp. 32 & 33
NEXT | covers, introduction, review & ad - contents - foreword by Dr. Pugh - introduction by Chalmers - Ch. I: Female Pelvic Organs (& illustrations) - Ch. II: Displacement of the Pelvic Organs (illus.) - Ch. III: Constipation (illus.) - Chapter IV: Menstrual Pains (bathing during menstruation) - Ch. V: Leucorrhea ("The Thief of Womanly Charm," tie to overstimulation without gratification, illus.) - Ch. VI: Vaginal Hygiene ("Techniques in Douching," menstrual cups, illus.) - Ch. VII: Woman's Problems: Marital Relations, "The Safe Period," Our Daughters, petting & necking, Beauty Your Birthright, ornamentation, plastic surgery - Ch. VIII: General Body Hygiene and Exercises (armpits, mouth, nose, scalp, feet, breasts, moulding the breasts (you read that correctly), exercising the vagina (this is NOT taking it out for a walk) - Chapter IX: Conclusion
German douche and menstrual supplies in 1933 when the Nazis came to power.
The "Mon Docteur" Way to Health[,] Vitality[,] and Beauty (1928-29?) From the same company: The 20th Century Song Book (1904, complete pamphlet), Home Treatment for Women (before 1920?, complete)
From Dr R. V. Pierce: Ladies Note Book and Calendar (1914), The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English; or, Medicine Simplified (1895) Excerpts show the variety of physical therapy equipment and possible sexual usage.
From Lydia Pinkham
Medicine Company:
Private Text-Book Upon Ailments Peculiar to Women (complete), Home Talks (complete pamphlet), Come into the Kitchen (complete pamphlet), Fruits and Candies (complete pamphlet), The Happy Baby (complete pamphlet), Landmarks of New England (complete pamphlet), Stretching Your Dollar (complete pamphlet) - MORE IN COLUMN AT LEFT
Read 1930s criticism of Zonite and Lysol.

Many more

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