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MOW fllf^ ARE BJADfI The Custom of taking medicine m the form of pills dates far back m history. The object Is to enable us to swallow easily m a condensed form disagreeable and nauseous, but vgry use? fu], 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 arc consumed every ye* 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 ngredients employed. No form ot medication oa* be better than pill, provided only it is intelligently prepared but righf, here occurs the difficulty. JSasy as i may seen? Jo make * pill, ojr a mi)}ion of (hem 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 head, sides, and back, he may be sure mb|s bowels are constipated, and his liv sluggish. 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 duly, and rjdding the digestive organs of the accumulated poisonous matter.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2147, 13 June 1889

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