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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_hysteria

Female hysteria was once a common medical diagnosis, reserved exclusively for women, that is no longer recognized by medical authorities as a medical disorder . Its diagnosis and treatment were routine for hundreds of years in Western ... Rachel Maines hypothesized that doctors from the classical era up until the early  ...

mashable.com/2015/02/20/history-of-vibrators

Feb 20, 2015 ... Vibrators in the Victorian and Edwardian eras were used for different purposes, ... It was not uncommon for Victorian doctors to encounter female patients with hysteria. ... an orgasm, which would supposedly restore the woman to full health. ... "Polar Cub treatment really does remove wrinkles and hollows.

www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/27/hysteria-and-the-long-strange-history-of-the-vibrator-vertical

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  ...

www.nytimes.com/books/first/m/maines-technology.html

"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 their time.

theconversation.com/vibrators-and-hysteria-how-a-cure-became-a-female-sexual-icon-8200

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 orgasm), ...

www.nytimes.com/1999/02/23/science/essay-in-the-history-of-gynecology-a-surprising-chapter.html

Feb 23, 1999 ... And in a 1903 commentary on treatments for hysterical patients, Dr. Samuel ... Doctors used vibrators for many nonorgasmic purposes, including to treat ... As a result, medically indicated massage therapy could be pitched as ... Who better to treat the wayward female plaint than a physician, and where ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/21/female-hysteria_n_4298060.html

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 ...

www.alternet.org/story/154489/the_strange%2C_fascinating_history_of_the_vibrator

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 ...

19thct.com/2007/12/05/female-hysteria

Dec 5, 2007 ... The woman suffering from hysteria would go to the doctor for a 'pelvic massage to the .... It concerns the early history of the vibrator, when doctors used it as a clinical device to bring women to orgasm as treatment for “hysteria. ..... the first vibrator, in aid to help relieve the symptoms of Hysteria in his patients.

www.pinterest.com/pin/365636063476405051

The vibrator was invented by Victorian era doctors, who were tired of using ... treatment for 'hysteria' in women involved inducing orgasm- in the doctor's office. ... Table of vibrators Until the 1920s, female patients thought to be hysteric were treated ...... See the girl's face, look at it, then squint your eyes to see what she does.