JORDAN, Henry J.
Catalogue of the New-York Museum of Anatomy No. 618 Broadway, New-York. Principals: Drs. Jordan & Beck No. 40 Bond Street. Open daily, for gentlemn only, from 10 A.M. till 10 P. M. Admission, 25 cents.New York: Bloom & Smith, 1863.
30-page catalogue of a commercial medical museum "for gentlemen only" and clearly operated as an advertisement for Jordan and Beck's medical practice. A great deal of the displayed material was intended to be titillating in view of the limited information about female anatomy available to most people at the time. The exhibits also pointed to the evils of masturbation, and other sexual issues, alluded to the "cures" available in the medical practice of the authors in advertisements at the end of the brochure.
Digital facsimile from the U.S.National Library of Medicine at this link.
Subjects: MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological , SEXUALITY / Sexology