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Norman Carr, M.D. Marriage Hygiene, As Prescribed by Physicians . Lanteen Laboratories, INC., under the auspices Medical Bureaus of Information .Chicago.1938
Norman Carr, M.D. Marriage Hygiene, As Prescribed by Physicians . Lanteen Laboratories, INC.,  under the auspices Medical Bureaus of Information .Chicago.1938


 
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Price: $150.00

Product Code: 20200053

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A small booklet providing advice on "marriage hygiene", a rather unique and polite euphemism for family planning/birth control used within marriage. The booklet, at first, does seem to take a rather modern view of family planning and marriage, stating, "for generations past, our Anglo-Saxon prudery and false modesty have denied our women their rightful heritage. Intolerance have hidden from the mothers of our race authentic medical advice on the intimate problems of marriage." However they couch this belief on the "stern conditions of our present economic situations [which] compel us to face all realities of life sensibly," rather then simply stating this is information women deserve to know. Further more, when discussing the different possible birth control methods, the booklet strongly recommends against male condoms, which they call sanitary rubbers, since they "are often highly dissatisfactory and unpleasant to one or both parties," a myth that has been perpetuated by men, and is not true. Instead the booklet recommends the use of diaphragms. It discusses proper use and placement with several colored illustrations directing the reader on proper use and insertion. The last few pages are advertisements for various Lanteen products, such as their cap diaphragm, jelly, Mesinga type diaphragm and a cleansing antiseptic for douching. Their advertisement for douching products is highly ironic as earlier in the booklet they recommend against douching as "many douche solutions are actually harmful to the delicate tissues which are more sensitive than the lining of the throat." 22 pg. Staple binding. OCLC 6 (Feb. 2020) Measures 6 1/2" x 4 1/4".