This section is from the book "The Transmission Of Life. Counsels On The Nature And Hygiene Of The Masculine Function", by George H. Napheys. Also available from Amazon: The Transmission of Life.
Increase in the size of the liver occurs more frequently in females. The highest living authority upon diseases of this organ, Dr. Murchison, of England, attributes this to the practice of tight-lacing, so much in vogue among fashionable women. Occasionally also the same effect is produced by the habitual wearing of a tight belt by a man.