The ladies physical directory: or, a treatise of all the weaknesses, indispositions, and diseases peculiar to the female sex, from eleven years of age to fifty or upwards. BY Which Women and Maids of the meanest Capacity may perfectly understand the Symptoms, Nature, and true Cause of their own Illnesses, and readily know how to manage themselves under all their Infirmities With Proper Remedies in English prescribed for the Green-Sickness. Obstructions. Immoderate Fluxes, Hysterick Affection the Piles and every other Disorder or Distemper the Fair Sex are particularly liable to; whereby they may certainly and quickly Cure themselves, without Trouble, the Advice, or Knowledge of any other Person. To which is Annex'd, A Practical Discourse on Barrenness in Women, and Impotency, Infertility, and Seminal Weaknesses in Men. Directing How they may be infallibly cured, and those Women render'd fruitful, who have been deem'd incurably Barren for many Years; and such Men become able to propagate their Species, who through Imbecility, Seminal Disorders, &c. have for several Years thought impossible. With A Clear and very particular Account of Generation and Conception; and a Digrejon concerning the Method of Begetting Sons rather than Daughters, or of Daughters rather than Sons. Also Of Miscarriage in Women, and how it may be assuredly prevented, even in those who have miscarried nine or ten Times before; with Directions to Ladies how to conduct themselves during their Pregnancy and in Child-Bed, and how to cause a Safe and Easy Delivery. Likewise Ample Instructions to Midwives and Nurses, how to treat their Child-Bed Women with Safety and Success, and several Remedies proper to be administer'd, communicated without Reserve; as also Directions for the better Management of new-born Infants, so as more certainly to preserve their Lives; with a Dissertation concerning Suckling of Children, and Bringing them up by Hand. The Whole Illustrated With various Cases of Persons cured, proper Hints, useful Cautions, Observations, and Instructions, the like for General Benefit to both Sexes never before Published; and highly necessary for every Family in the Nation. By a physician.

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Rational account of the natural weaknesses of women


London : printed: and sold, by the author's appointment, at the gentlewoman's at the Two Blue Posts in Haydon-Yard in the Minories, [1739]

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[8],100p. ; 80.



The seventh edition, with large additions, alterations, and amendments.

References note

ESTC N19116

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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