A pioneering American woman physician and her mail-order business for women's diseases and menstruation: Dr. Grace Feder Thompson

Dr. Pierce's medical empire

Dr. Pierce's Vaginal Tablets

Lydia Pinkham's Private Text-Book Upon Ailments Peculiar to Women
Booklets for girls (mostly) directory
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.

Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health
Former museum - future - visit to the museum comic strip


Compliments of
World Dispensary Medical Ass'n, Buffalo, N.Y., U.S.A.
No date, but possibly right after World War I

Introduction and covers.

"It was a dark stormy night."

Sound familiar?

Wikipedia writes this: " 'It was a dark and stormy night' is an often-mocked and parodied phrase written by English novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton in the opening sentence of his 1830 novel Paul Clifford. The phrase is considered to represent 'the archetypal example of a florid, melodramatic style of fiction writing,' also known as purple prose."... The phrase had earlier been used by Washington Irving in his 1809 A History of New York."

Dr. Pierce's medical empire.
See a similar Lydia Pinkham booklet.

Below: Pp. 12-13.
Top of left column: "It was a dark stormy night ...."

Next pages. Pages: Covers, front & back - inside front cover-1 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12-13 14-15 16-17 18-19 20-21
22-23 24-25 26-27 28-29 30-31 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-39 40-41 42-43 44-45 46-47 48-inside back cover

Read the complete Home Treatment for Women (Cardui patent medicine, Chattanooga Medicine Company, early 20th century?)

Selections from Lectures on Chronic Catarrh (c. 1895), promoting the infamous patent medicine Pe-ru-na.

A pioneering American woman physician and her mail-order business for women's diseases and menstruation: Dr. Grace Feder Thompson.

Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and medicine business

Dr. Pierce's medical empire.

Dr. Pierce's Vaginal Tablets.
Lydia Pinkham's Private Text-Book Upon Ailments Peculiar to Women (1905-1910?).

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