Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Online Bookshelf-Treatise on the Diseases of Women

From the purveyor of one of Victorian America's most popular patent medicines (if only because of the high alcohol content). It's actually kind of depressing when you realize that for many women, this was the primary source of information on reproductive health.

NSFW: Watch out for the rather graphic medical woodcuts starting with Chapter V.


Amanda said...
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Amy said...

It would be really interesting to read what the advice said inside.