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I ■" The Custom of taking medicine m the forr | of pills ditesfar back m history. The objec is to enable us to swallow easily m a condensei 3 ' form disagreeable and naureous, but very use I 1 ful, drugs. To what vast dimensions pi! f I taking has grown may be imagined, when w say that m England alone about 2,000,000,00 ' two thousand million) pills a r e consume* J every year. In early days pills were mad' [ slowly by hand, as the demand was coropara , tively small. To-day they are produced m j infinitely greater rapidity by machines especi ally contrived for the purpose, and withgreatei l accuracy, too, m the proportions of the various ! ingredients employed. ; No form ot medication can be better than c , ' pill, provided only it is intelligently prepared. ' r But right here occurs the difficulty. Easy as il 1 , may seem to rcake a pill, or a million of them, there arc really very few pills that can -be honestly commended for popular use. Mo t of them either undershoot or overshoot the mark. As everybody takes pills of some kind, it may be well to mention what a good, safe, and reliable pill should be. Now, when one feels dull and sleepy, and has more or less pain m the head, sides, and back, he may be sure his bowels are constipated, and his liver sluggish. To remedy this unhappy state ol things there is nothing like a good cathartic pill. It will act like a charm by stimulating ths liver into doing its duty, and ridding the digestive organs of the accumulated poisonous matter. But the good pill does not eripe and pain us, neither does it make us sick and miserable for a few hours or a whole cay. It acts on the entire glandular system at the same time, else the after-affects of the pill will be worse than the disease itself. Tne griping caused by most pills is the result of irritating drugs which they contain. Such pills are harmful, and should never be used. They sometimes even produce hemorrhoids. Without having any particular desire to praise one pill above another, we may, nevertheless, name Mother Seigel's Pills, manufactured by the well-known house of A. J. White, Limited, 35, Farringdon Roa^, London, and now sold by all chemists and medicine vendors, as the only one we know of that actually possesses every desirable quality. They remove the pressure upon the brain, correct the liver, and cause the bowe's to act with ease and regularity. They never gripe or produce the slightest sickness of the stomach, or any other unpleasant feeling or symptom. Neither do they induce further constipation, as nearly all o'her pills do. As a further and crowning merit, Mother Seigel's Pills are covered with a tasteless and harmless coating, which causes them to resemble pearls, thus rendering them as pleasant to the palate as they are effective m curng disease. If you have a severe cold and are threatened with a fever, with pains m the head, back and limbs, one or two doses will break up the cold and prevent the fever. A coated tongue, with a brackish taste m the mouth is caused by foul matter m the stomach. A dose of Seigel's Pills will effect a speedy cure. Olten-times partially decayed food m the stomach and bowels, produces sickness, nausea, etc. Cleanse the bowels with a good dose of these pills and good health will follow.

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HOW PILLS ARE MADE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2002, 1 December 1888

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HOW PILLS ARE MADE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2002, 1 December 1888