Some medical authorities warned that professional seamstresses were apt to become sexually aroused by the steady rhythm, hour after hour, of the sewing machine's foot pedal. They recommended slipping bromide-which was thought to diminish sexual desire-into the women's drinking water.

Bob Griffin
Bergen Historic Books, Inc.

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Esther M. Wilson Esther M. Wilson
Boston, Mass.
Chico State Normal School, Art and Music Teacher
Nov. 28, 1892
Minor L. Seymour Minor L. Seymour
Chico State Normal School Science Professor 1889-1901
September 21, 1893
Amy (Aimee?) Jones

Amy (Aimee?) Jones
Dean of Women
(preceptress Reading and English)
ca 1903

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