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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 ... Although it was believed that hysterical paroxysm did in fact treat hysteria, ...

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

Feb 20, 2015 ... Vibrators in the Victorian and Edwardian eras were used for different ... It was not uncommon for Victorian doctors to encounter female patients with hysteria. ... massage" to induce "hysterical paroxysm" -- basically, an orgasm, which would ... "Polar Cub treatment really does remove wrinkles and hollows.

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

"Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction ... medical uses in history, I am concerned here only with its role in the treatment of a certain class of "women's complaints. ... Doctors were a male elite with control of their working lives and ... Furthermore, orgasmic treatment could have done few patients any harm, ...

sticksandstoneslive.blogspot.com/2009/02/when-doctors-used-to-finger-their.html

Feb 17, 2009 ... When Doctors Used to Finger Their Patients: Female Hysteria ... Its diagnosis and treatment was routine for many hundreds of years in Western Europe. Hysteria was widely discussed in the medical literature of the Victorian era. ... of Orgasm: " Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction, has ...

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

Feb 23, 1999 ... ''Most of them did it because they felt it was their duty,'' Dr. Maines said in an interview. ... And in a 1903 commentary on treatments for hysterical patients, Dr. Samuel ... Doctors used vibrators for many nonorgasmic purposes, including to ... Who better to treat the wayward female plaint than a physician, and ...

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

Nov 21, 2013 ... Hysteria was the first mental disorder attributed to women (and only ... cure for female hysteria, resulting in “hysterical paroxysm,” or orgasm. ... a money-maker for the medical establishment during the Victorian era. ... 5. ... or vibrators . ... high -pressure showers or hoses were also used to treat hysteria (as ...

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

Mar 9, 2012 ... Victorian-era doctors disliked dealing with female patients. ... a hand-held vibrator in 1905, allowing women to treat their own hysteria without visiting a physician. Soon, companies began advertising for the home vibrators, using ... doctors of the time did in fact recognize the reality of a clitoral orgasm, so we ...

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.pinterest.com/explore/female-hysteria

Victorian ad showing doctor treating woman's "hysteria" by 'pelvic massage'. ... by the doctor until the patient experienced "hysterical paroxysm" (orgasm). .... Female Hysteria: 7 Crazy Things People Used To Believe About The Ladies' ... This was the common treatment for female hysteria, especially in the Victorian era.