Female hysteria was a once-common medical diagnosis, reserved exclusively for
women, which is today no longer recognized by medical authorities as a medical
disorder. Its diagnosis and treatment wer...
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cause “hysterical paroxysm” in the patient (translation: orgasm) to cure said
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woman orgasm ... a money-maker for the medical establishment during the
Victorian era. ... physical therapy to women believed to be suffering from hysteria.
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of "Hysteria" is its treatment of the central topic -- femal...
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Victorian Era believed “true womanhood” meant a woman had no sexual feeling,
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She also contends that women enjoyed this treatment (assuming ... using
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their acceptability as medical treatment vanished and the product ...