Female hysteria was a once-common medical diagnosis, made exclusively in women, which is today no longer recognized by modern medical authorities as a medical disorder. Its diagnosis and treatment were routine for many hundreds of years in Western Europe. Hysteria was widely discussed in the medical literature of the 19th century. Women considered to be suffering from it exhibited a wide array of symptoms including faintness, nervousness, insomnia, fluid retention, heaviness in abdomen…
Early 20th Century Vibrator by White Cross: In the early 20th century, vaginal stimulation with vibratory devices for the treatment of female hysteria was a common & lucrative part of many physicians’ office practices.
Vibrators: There may be some validity to the benefits of vibrating massage, but many of these devices claimed to cure everything from indigestion to deafness -- even though the designs looked like little more than hand-cranked mixers.
7 Crazy Things People Used To Believe About Female Hysteria