Antedating of "Menstruation"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Feb 18 02:10:47 UTC 2005

menstruation (OED3 1753-4)

1708 John Marten _A treatise of all the degrees and symptoms of the
venereal disease, in both sexes_ (ed. 6) 57 (Eighteenth Century
Collections Online)  But if the _white Running_ vanishes, during the
menstruation or flowing of the _Reds_, and returns again when the
_Menstrual_ Flux is over, you may take it for granted 't is nothing but
the _Whites_.

Fred Shapiro

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