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The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 2 A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies   By: (1868-)

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[Illustration: By courtesy of The New York Times

NEW YORK'S BETTER BABY

Little Hiss Johanna Wiggers, who won the first prize in New York's Better Babies Contest by scoring 100 points, is the type of little girl that will make the best mothers, and the better race tomorrow. Her score card showed; age, 28 months; weight, 33 lbs. 14 ozs.; height, 35 1/2 inches; circumference of head, 19 1/2 inches: circumference of chest, 20 inches; lateral diameter of chest, 6 inches; diameter of chest from front to back, 4 1/2 inches; length of arm to tip of middle finger, 14 1/2 inches; length of leg to the sole of the foot, 16 1/2 inches; total, 100 points.]

The Eugenic Marriage

A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies

By W. GRANT HAGUE, M. D.

College of Physicians and Surgeons (Columbia University), New York; Member of County Medical Society, and of the American Medical Association

In Four Volumes

VOLUME II

New York

THE REVIEW OF REVIEWS COMPANY

1914

Copyright, 1913, by W. GRANT HAGUE

Copyright, 1914, by W. GRANT HAGUE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SEX HYGIENE FOR THE BOY

CHAPTER XII

BUILDING OUR BOYS

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A word to parents Interest in sex hygiene The "Social Evil" Ten millions suffering with venereal diseases in the United States Immorality not confined to large cities Venereal diseases common in country places What are the consequences of venereal disease to the boy? Gonorrhea, or clap Symptoms of gonorrhea in the male Complications of gonorrhea Syphilis, or the "pox" How syphilis is acquired Syphilis attacks every organ in the body Not possible to tell when cured The chancre Systematic, or constitutional symptoms Mucous patches and ulcers Syphilis of the blood vessels and lymphatic glands The interior organs Brain and spinal cord The nose, eye, ear, throat Hair and nails What the boy with venereal disease may cause in others The infected wife A girl's fate when she marries Young wife rendered sterile Young wife made to miscarry Is the husband to blame Building the man Age of puberty "Internal Secretion" ... PAGE 139

CHAPTER XIII

THE PARENTS AND THE BOY

Abuse of the procreative function The continent life Provide the environment necessary to the clean life The period of procreative power Self abuse Masturbation Treatment of masturbation Night losses or wet dreams Causes of night emissions Sexual excesses Treatment of sexual excesses What parents should know about the so called "social evil" before speaking with authority to the boy The need of enlightenment in sexual matters "No one told me, I did not know" Fake medical treatment of venereal diseases Sowing wild oats Should circumcision be advised ... PAGE 153

SEX HYGIENE FOR THE GIRL

CHAPTER XIV

A MOTHER'S DUTY TO HER DAUGHTER

What a mother should tell her little girl Where do babies come from How baby birds and fish come from eggs How other animals have little nests of their own The duty of mothers to instruct and direct What a mother should tell her daughter Every mother should regard this duty as sacred Every female child is a possible future mother Motherhood the highest function of the sex Health the one necessary essential Symptoms of the first, or beginning menstruation The period of puberty in the female Changes in the reproductive organs at puberty The female generative organs The function of the reproductive organs The age of puberty in the female The function of the ovary The function of the womb Why menstruation occurs every twenty eight days The male or papa egg The function of the spermatozoa "Tell the whole story" "How do these spermatozoa get there" The union of the species "How can a baby live in there for such a long time" How the baby gets its nourishment in the womb Girls must not become mothers ... PAGE 173

CHAPTER XV

PREPARING FOR MOTHERHOOD

Menstruation Irregular menstruation Changes in the quantity of the flow How the womb is held in place Symptoms of menstruation Menstruation should not be accompanied with pain Don't give your daughters patent medicines, or "Female Regulators" Take your daughter to the doctor Leucorrhea in girls Bathing when menstruating Constipation and displaced wombs Dress and menstruation Absence of menstruation, or amenorrhea Treatment of amenorrhea Painful menstruation, or dysmenorrhea Causes of dysmenorrhea Treatment of dysmenorrhea Sterility in the female Conditions which affect the fertility of women Climate, station in life, season of the year, age, the tendency to miscarry Causes of sterility in the female Displacement of womb Diseases of womb, ovaries, or tubes Malformations Lacerations Tumors Leucorrhea Physical debility Obesity Special poisons "Knack of miscarrying" Miscarriage Cause of miscarriage The course and symptoms of miscarriage What to do when a miscarriage is threatened Treatment of threatened miscarriage Treatment of inevitable miscarriage After treatment of miscarriage The tendency to miscarriage ... Continue reading book >>




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