General baths should be taken as often as necessary for cleanliness, as from one to three times a week. Sitz baths are especially advantageous. They should be taken all through the period of gestation, two or three times a week, and during the last few weeks of pregnancy should be taken daily. This is a most excellent means for relieving many of the local ailments from which women suffer during this period, especially those who are also subject to chronic disease of the womb. We do not know of any one means by which so much suffering at the period of childbirth may be obviated as by the persevering employment of sitz baths. We have often recommended this measure to those who were accustomed to suffer very severely at childbirth, and never without very satisfactory results.