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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...

Did Victorian era doctors use vibrators to treat hysteric female ...

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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 ...

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

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Jun 1, 2012 ... Vibrators, douches, and pelvic massage: Curing crazy ladies for centuries—one ... account of the invention of the vibrator in Victorian-era England. ... of Orgasm," the symptoms of "hysteria"—a catch-all diagnosis for a slew of ... or rather " hysterial paroxysm," was considered a suitable treatme...

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

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Apr 27, 2012 ... Director Tanya Wexler and sex historian Dr. Rachel Maines tell Marlow ... Worse, Victorian-era women who experienced everything from the loss of ... to cause “ hysterical paroxysm” in the patient (translation: orgasm) to cure said maladies. ... was used as early as the mid-1700s in U.S. and U.K. bathhouses, ...

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...

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 ...

How female 'hysteria' led to the invention of the vibrator - The Globe ...

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Sep 22, 2011 ... Victorian women climaxing – unbeknownst to even themselves ... His “medical treatment” – first digital and later aided by a crude vibrator when his ... to take in the orgasmic sounds of her husbands' hysteria patients beyond the parlour walls. ... know what masturbation was, Dr. Hall believes “doctors did.

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.

'Hysteria' Review: Nothing Like a Feel-Good Victorian Vibrator ...

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May 17, 2012 ... This amusing period comedy chronicles the invention of the vibrator in the late ... vibrator as a scientific device that relieved female patients of built-up, ahem, ... first uses the vibrator in “Hysteria,” claims, “It's strictly a medical treatment that ... The medical use of electrical vibrators by doctors to cur...

Female hysteria - RationalWiki

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Female hysteria, or simply hysteria, is the designation for a malady ... disease contracted via the interaction between physicians and patients. ... The accepted treatment was more sex, or "pelvic massages" by a midwife if the woman was ... The diagnosis of hysteria became quite common during the Victorian era as nearly ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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...