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The technology of orgasm : "hysteria," the vibrator, and women's sexual satisfaction

Author: Rachel Maines
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Series: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology, new ser., no. 24.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Johns Hopkins paperbacks edView all editions and formats
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From Hippocrates until the 1920s, massaging "hysterical" female patients to orgasm was a staple of medical practice among Western physicians. This text traces the vibrator from its beginning as a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Maines, Rachel, 1950-
Technology of orgasm.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999
(DLC) 98020213
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Maines
ISBN: 0801859417 9780801859410
OCLC Number: 318419795
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 181 pages) : illustrations.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology, new ser., no. 24.
Responsibility: Rachel P. Maines.

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"A titillating and often hilarious account of the rise and fall (as it were) of the vibrator as a medical tool for the treatment of hysteria... A book that can delight as well as enlighten." -- Read more...

 
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