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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used ... One early treatment (persisting into the Middle Ages) involved ...
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the symptoms of "hysteria"—a catch-all diagnosis for a slew of ... or rather "
hysterial paroxysm," was considered a suitable treatme...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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... know what masturbation was, Dr. Hall believes “doctors did.
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Victorian Era believed “true womanhood” meant a woman had no sexual feeling,
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did in minutes what previously took doctors upwards of an hour.
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vibrator as a scientific device that relieved female patients of built-up, ahem, ...
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The medical use of electrical vibrators by doctors to cur...
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