"Advertising acquired profound power in the women's health industry as commercial products became accepted sources of medical advice."1
General search strategies: feminine NEAR disease*, female NEAR disease*, wom?n* NEAR disease, wom?n AND cancer
Terms: prolapsus, sterility, "monthly period", menses, "female irregularities", "sanitary protector", "dress reform", "physical exercise" (variant: "physical culture"),
The collection includes much information on pregnancy and childbirth. The treatment of birth control is thin, in part at least because the Comstock Law of 1873 made it illegal to distribute such information through the mail.2
Terms: "prenatal care", pregnancy, confinement, miscarriage, childbirth, "birth control", eugenics, "race suicide".