Read a Personal Products booklet for older
girls from about this time, The Periodic Cycle
(1938). See similar
booklets on this site.
hygiene companies made for girls, women and
teachers - patent
medicine - a list
of books and articles about menstruation - videos
See a Kotex ad
advertising a Marjorie May booklet.
See many more similar booklets.
See ads for
menarche-education booklets: Marjorie May's Twelfth
Birthday (Kotex, 1932), Tampax
tampons (1970, with Susan Dey), Personal Products
(1955, with Carol Lynley), and German o.b. tampons (lower
And read Lynn Peril's series
about these and similar booklets!
Read the full text of the 1935 Canadian edition
of Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday, probably
identical to the American edition.
More ads for teens (see also introductory page for
teenage advertising): Are
you in the know?
(Kotex napkins and Quest napkin powder, 1948,
you in the know?
(Kotex napkins and belts, 1949, U.S.A.)Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins, 1953, U.S.A.),
Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and belts,
1964, U.S.A.), Freedom
(1990, Germany), Kotex (1992, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Saba (1975, Denmark)
See early tampons
and a list of tampon
on this site - at least the ones I've cataloged.
Facts for Women [puberty &
menstruation], (p. 16),
by Richard J. Lambert, Ph.G.
["graduate pharmacist," according to
an e-mailer], M.D. (booklet, 1936,
Padell Book Company, 830 Broadway,
New York [U.S.A.])
Amazing: "The possible life-long invalidism
that may result from exposure
and congestion should be understood by
the girl." This seems to be a remnant
of 19th-century belief in America and
especially about hysteria. Read more
remnants and full-scale beliefs about
menstruation, hysteria and health in
nineteenth-century America in The Science of a
New Life; Plain Facts for
Old and Young: Embracing the
Natural History and Hygiene of
Organic Life, by J. H.
Kellogg, M.D., 1892; in Dr. R. V.
section of The
People's Common Sense Medical
Adviser (63rd edition, 1895);
and in The
Sexual System and Its Derangements,
by Dr. E. C. Abbey (1882).
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