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I The Custom of taking medicine m the form I of pills dates far back m history. The object . is to enable us to swallow easily m a condensed ■ form disagreeable and nauseous, but very use- ) fuL. drugs. To what vast dimensions pill i taking has grown may be imagined, when we I say that m England alone about 2,000,000,000 , two thousand million) pills are consumed; OVO7 ywri In early day; pUfc w«« »afo

slowly by hand, as the demand was comparatively small. To-day they arc produced m infinitely greater rapidity by machines especially contrived for the purpose, and with greater accuracy, too, m the proportions of the various ingredients employed. No form ol medication can be better than a pill, provided only it is intelligently prepared. But right here occurs the difficulty. Easy as it may seem to make a pill, or a million of them, there are really very few pills that can be honestly commended for popular use. Most 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 hear!, sides, and back, he may be sure bis bowels are constipated, and his liver sluegish. To remedy this unhappy state of things there is nothing like a good cathartic pill. It will act like a charm by stimulating the liver into doing its duty, and ridding the digescive organs of the accumulated poisonous matter. But the good pill does not gripe and pain us, neither does it make us sick and miserable for a few hours or a whole day. It acts on the entire glandular system at the same time, else i the after-aticcts of the pill will be woise 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 RoaJ, 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 bowels 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 ar covered with a tasteless and harmless coating which causes them to resemble pearls, thu rendering them as pleasant to the palate a they are effective m curing disease* If yo have a severe cold and are threatened with fever, with pains m the head, back and limbs one or two doses will break up the cold an prevent the fever. A coated tongue, with brackish, taste m the mouth is caused by fou matter m the stomach. A dose of Seigel' Fills will effect a speedy cure. Often-time, 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. : Unlike many kinds of (.ills, they do not , make you feel worse before you are better. They are, without doubt, the best family physic ever discovered. They remove all obstructions to the natural functions m either sex without any unpleasant effects. j

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HOW PILLS ARE MADE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2077, 2 March 1889

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HOW PILLS ARE MADE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2077, 2 March 1889