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Date Listed 22-Nov-16
Address London, ON N6C1L8
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For Sale By Owner

Hysteria or Hysterics....

This is an affection peculiar to females of a nervous or nervous-sanguine temperament, with cheerful, lively and ardent dispositions and vivid imaginations.....

...An attack of hysterica is generally preceded by low spirits, and it occurs in paroxysms of greater or less duration. It is found more commonly among widows and the unmarried, than the married, and the paroxysms are more likely to occur about the period of menstruation than at any other time.....

The head and face should be washed freely with cold water, and sometimes a bucket of cold water thrown over the patient, will bring the spasm to an end.

This information is found on page 102 of Our Family Physician dated 1886. It is ratty and the pages and cover are loose. It is yellow from time and slightly out of date....
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