The Timely Warning
An amourous dream is indeed practically an involuntary act of masturbation. It has often been remarked that no exercise is so tiresome to the muscular system as to kick or strike at nothing. All know, too, how it wrenches one to step down a foot or two while walking. What this wrench is to the muscular system, an amative dream is to the nervous system. A volley of nervous force is gathered up from all parts of the body, and directed with the greatest impetuosity toward a supposed companion in th sexual embrace, and it passes off with violence and is lost, while the compensative nervous or electrical volley from the supposed companion is not received. In men this nervous loss is accompanied with an expenditure of some of the most vital fluids of th system- those secreted by the testicular glands, and which are composed of the most vital elements of the blood. This nervous waste - the nervous shock - the wrench of the magnetic system, as such as will, if frequently repeated, prostate the nervous energies, destroy the memory, and weaken all the faculties of the mind.
Plain Home Talk by E.B. Foote, M.D., 1888.
|Dr. Foote's solution to the problems caused by
amorous dreams was The Timely Warning:
"Made of aluminum---weighs but two drams and saves pounds of drugs and worry . . . ."
Patented Dec. 12, 1905, the Timely Warning was manufactured by Dr. Foote's Sanitary Bureau, 129 East 28th Street, New York.
"Price, by mail, sealed, $2.00."
"PREVENTS NIGHT EMISSIONS BY AROUSING THE WEARER"
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Photo by B. and J. Gaukel. Section of Timely Warning pamphlet from the American Medical Association's Historical Health Fraud & Alternative Medicine Collection..
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