More on masturbation: The Science of a New Life, by John Cowan, M. D. (1875) - Plain Facts for Old and Young: Embracing the Natural History and Hygiene of Organic Life, by J. H. Kellogg, M. D. (1892) - Dr. R. V. Pierce's "Spermatorrhea" section of The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser (63rd edition, 1895) - The Sexual System and Its Derangements, by Dr. E. C. Abbey (1882) - Sexology, by Prof. William H. Walling, A.M., M.D. (1912) - Gynecology, by Howard A. Kelly, A. B., M.D., LL. D. (1928) - Dr. Young's Improved Rectal Dilators for the Auxiliary Treatment of Piles and Constipation (U.S.A., 1900?-1940?), probably a masturbation device
See also Cardui patent medicine booklet covers, testimonials, examination sheet
See Dr. Grace Feder Thompson's letter appealing for patients, Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and Orange Blossom medicine, Dr. E. C. Abbey's The Sexual System and Its Derangements, which emphasises masturbation, as doe Dr. Pierce, and several small boxes of old American patent medicine for women.
See the Wix tampon, instructions, patent, The Fascinating Story of Wix (and another version) and store instruction sheet. And read an ad in the Sears catalog for Wix and see a Wix tampon store display ad.
Early commercial tampons
Ads for the Kotex stick tampon (U.S.A., 1970s) - a Japanese stick tampon from the 1970s.
Early commercial tampons - Rely tampon - Meds tampon (Modess)
And, of course, the first Tampax AND - special for you! - the American fax tampon, from the early 1930s, which also came in bags.
See a Modess True or False? ad in The American Girl magazine, January 1947, and actress Carol Lynley in "How Shall I Tell My Daughter" booklet ad (1955) - Modess . . . . because ads (many dates).
DIRECTORY of all topics (See also the SEARCH ENGINE, bottom of page.)
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
Some MUM site links:
homepage | LIST OF ALL TOPICS | MUM address & What does MUM mean? | e-mail the museum | privacy on this site | who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! | the art of menstruation | artists (non-menstrual) | asbestos | belts | bidets | founder bio | Bly, Nellie | MUM board | books: menstruation and menopause (and reviews) | cats | company booklets for girls (mostly) directory | contraception and religion | costumes | menstrual cups | cup usage | dispensers | douches, pain, sprays | essay directory | extraction | facts-of-life booklets for girls | famous women in menstrual hygiene ads | FAQ | 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 directory | patent medicine | poetry directory | products, current | puberty booklets for girls and parents | religion | Religión y menstruación | your remedies for menstrual discomfort | menstrual products safety | science | Seguridad de productos para la menstruación | shame | slapping, menstrual | sponges | synchrony | tampon directory | early tampons | teen ads directory | tour of the former museum (video) | 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
Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.

Dr. R. V. Pierce's patent medicine empire and hospital, often
concerned with women's diseases, cancer, digestive illness, fatigue,
headache, physical therapy, female weakness, hysteria, nervous
disorders, gynecology and menstruation
Selections from "The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser
in Plain English; or, Medicine Simplified," 1895, Buffalo, New York
Spermatorrhea, or the emission of semen without intercourse, 7:
Business terms: PAY!!
(Last section)

See the Introduction for a discussion of the article (excerpted on these pages) that forms 30 pages of Dr. R. V. Pierce's The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser; or, Medicine Simplified (U.S.A., 1895). You might find the shaded words especially interesting.

Dr. R. V. Pierce main page - "Spermatorrhea" 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 4a - 5 - 6 - 7

End of Dr. Pierce & masturbation. Main Dr. Pierce page. "Spermatorrhea" 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 4a - 5 - 6 - 7
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