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Mary Gove Nichols – Publications

Nichols, M. (1841). Lectures to Ladies on Anatomy and Physiology. Boston: Saxton & Peirce.

  • This book is a culmination of Mary’s lectures. She begins by emphasizing the importance of studying anatomy and physiology, then explores the human body’s various systems. She also includes chapters on nutrition and education.

The Water-Cure Journal and Herald of Reforms. Devoted to Physiology, Hydropathy, and the Laws of Life. New York: Fowlers and Wells. 1845. Repository Harvard University Library. Accessed 16 Jan 2024.

Nichols, Thomas., Nichols, Mary. (1850). Marriage: its History, Character, and Results. New York: T. L. Nichols.

  • This book is broken into three parts.
    • Thomas writes part one, and this section is historical. It starts with marriage, as discussed in the New and Old Testament, followed by the history and facts of marriage and marriage as a form of slavery. Also discussed are monogamy, polygamy, omnigamy, women’s rights, and the doctrines of free love.
    • Part two is a narrative by Mary that discusses the woman as an individual, as well as the law, fidelity, faith, and love.
    • Part three is the science written by Thomas. He discusses human rights, love, jealousy, children, morality vs. immorality, and love in the future.

Nichols, Mary. (1852). Experience in Water-Cure. This is an exposition of the principles and results of water treatment in the cure of acute and chronic diseases, illustrated by numerous cases in the practice of the author, with an explanation of water-cure processes, advice on diet and regimen, and particular directions to women in the treatment of female diseases, water treatment in childbirth, and the diseases of infancy. New York, Fowlers, and Wells.

Nichols, Thomas., Nichols, Mary. (1855). Nichols’ Monthly: a Magazine of Social Science and Progressive Literature / edited by T.L. Nichols and Mary S. Gove Nichols. Cincinnati, Ohio: H. Watkin & Valentine Nicholson.

Nichols, Mary. (1874). A Woman’s Work in Water Cure and Sanitary Education. London: Nichols.

  • Mary summarized in this book what she had learned throughout her career to continue to help and educate other women.

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