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Female hysteria

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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...

The Technology of Orgasm - The New York Times

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"Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction ... uses in history, I am concerned here only with its role in the treatment of a certain class ... Massage to orgasm of female patients was a staple of medical practice ... It also explains the contention of nineteenth-century doctors that hysteria was pandemic in ...

Timeline: Female Hysteria and the Sex Toys Used to Treat It | Mother ...

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Jun 1, 2012 ... Timeline: Female Hysteria and the Sex Toys Used to Treat It. Vibrators, douches, and pelvic massage: Curing crazy ladies for ... The new film Hysteria tells a fictionalized account of the invention of the vibrator in Victorian-era England. ... of Orgasm," the symptoms of "hysteria"—a catch-all diagnosis fo...

'Hysteria' and the Long, Strange History of the Vibrator - The Daily ...

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Apr 27, 2012 ... Worse, Victorian-era women who experienced everything from the loss of ... cause “hysterical paroxysm” in the patient (translation: orgasm) to cure said maladies. ... water, was used as early as the mid-1700s in U.S. and U.K. bathhouses, ... While the electromechanical vibrator was invented by Dr. Joseph  ...

The Strange, Fascinating History of the Vibrator | Alternet

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Mar 9, 2012 ... Victorian-era doctors disliked dealing with female patients. ... hand-held vibrator in 1905, allowing women to treat their own hysteria without visiting a physician. ... doctors of the time did in fact recognize the reality of a clitoral orgasm, so we ... their acceptability as medical treatment vanished and the product ...

Dr. Swift's Cure for Hysteria - Explore Historic California

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Because he had no office, he visited his patients in their homes. ... More specifically, Victorian Era (1837-1901) physicians referred to these symptoms as female ... So while some big city doctors welcomed women in their office for treatment, Dr. ... Those who did not experience orgasm after arousal might feel confusion and ...

Hysteria, the Wandering Uterus, and Vaginal Massage ...

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Mar 13, 2013 ... Particularly in the Victorian Era, this belief led doctors to discourage ... allowing women to treat their hysteria more cheaply and at home, ... I think part of the acceptability of vibrators/vaginal massagers was the prevalence of the Victorian .... the "massage" that doctors used to perform on female patien...

Vibrators and hysteria: how a cure became a female sexual icon

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Jul 18, 2012 ... He was horrified by the very idea of using vibrators on women (although he didn't say why). ... the “treatment” of women's pelvic disorders, as the patients would be inclined ... as hysterics and sent to doctors and/or to spas for treatment. ... (a type of sexual dysfunction in which one can't achieve an org...

A night at the vibrator museum - Salon.com

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May 19, 2012 ... Early vibrators were hand-cranked, two-person jobs -- and ... Victorian-era doctor who invents an electric massager and uses it to bring about “paroxysms” of relief in female patients with “hysteria,” ... While the movie is set in the 19th century, doctors' “manual manipulation” as a treatment for female hysteria ...

Nursing Clio Finding Satisfaction: A Review of Hysteria

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Jun 16, 2012 ... To cure a disease, doctors used what we now recognize as a less than ... in the Victorian Era believed “true womanhood” meant a woman had no sexual feeling, but on the other, doctors treated hysteria by inducing an orgasm. ... The vibrator did in minutes what previously took doctors upwards of an hour.

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ESSAY - In the History of Gynecology, a Surprising Chapter ...

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Feb 23, 1999 ... In the annals of Victorian medicine, a time of ''Goetze's device for producing ... And in a 1903 commentary on treatments for hysterical patients, Dr. Samuel ... Doctors used vibrators for many nonorgasmic purposes, including to treat ... her to conclude that doctors became the keepers of the female orgasm ...

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Dec 7, 2007 ... Did Victorian era doctors use vibrators to treat hysteric female ... Is it true that Victorian doctors used to masturbate neurotic female patients to orgasm and used ... One early treatment (persisting into the Middle Ages) involved ...

Female Hysteria: 7 Crazy Things People Used To Believe About The ...

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Nov 21, 2013 ... According to a comprehensive history of female hysteria compiled by ... woman orgasm ... a money-maker for the medical establishment during the Victorian era. ... physical therapy to women believed to be suffering from hysteria. ... high- pressure showers or hoses were also used to treat hysteria (as was ...