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The Custom of taking medicine m the form of pills dates far back m history. The object h to enable us to swallow easily m a condensed form disagreeable and nauseous, but very use> ful, drugs. To what vast dimensions pill taking has grown may be imagined, when we say that m England alone about 2,000,000,000 two thousand million) pills a r e consumed every y** In early days pills were made slowly by hand, as the demand was comparatively small. To-day they are produced m infinitely greater rapidity by machines especi ally contrived for the purpose, and with greater* accuracy, too, m the proportions of the various ingredients employed. No form ot medication oa» 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 toark.,,, As, everybody takes pills of some kind, itWy be well to mention what a good, safe, and 'reliablepill should be. Now, when one feels dutl and sleepy, and hag more or lesi pain is the be*d f ij^wj and backf &9 w»y be «urs

his bowels are constipated, and his liver slmrgish. 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 digestive organs of the accumulated poisonous matter. But the good pill dees not gripe and pain us, neither docs it make us sick and miserable for a few hours or a whole day. It acts on the l entire glandular system at the same time, else the after-affects of the pill will be worse than I the disease itself. Tne griping caused by most j 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 RoaO, 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 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 curing 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 to«gue, with a brackish taste m the mouth is caused by four matter m the stomach. A dose of Seigel's 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 pills, 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.

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HOW PILLS ARE MADE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2133, 24 May 1889

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HOW PILLS ARE MADE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2133, 24 May 1889