Health & Hygiene for the German Woman, Illustrated
Fischer-Dückelmann, Anna. Die Frau als Hausärztin. Stuttgart: Süddeutsches Verlags-Institut, [1907?].
“Early edition of this pioneering German medical reference work by a woman for women: A complete and thorough illustrated guide, enabling women to maintain good health for both themselves and the children in their care. This work was significantly progressive for its time, covering potentially fraught topics such as homosexuality, masturbation, contraception, etc., frankly and openly; it was so popular that it went through multiple editions and was in print (in revised form) as late as 1979.”
“The author was an advocate of vegetarianism, abstinence from alcohol, and women physicians to treat women; she here provides encyclopedic information on an array of ailments and how to manage them, as well as detailed descriptions of pregnancy, birth, nursing (with the recommendation to maintain a vegetarian diet while doing so), and how to handle infants. “
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