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HOW PILLS ARE MADE

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 very useful, drugs. To what vast dimensions pill taking has grown may be imagined, when we say that m Kngland alone about 2,000,000,000 two thousand million) pills a«-e consumed every y-i In early days pilis were made slowly by hand, as the demand was comparatively small. To-day they are produced m I infinitely greater rapidity by machines especi ally contrived for the purpose, and with greater accuracy, too, m the proportions of the various ngrcdients employed. No form ot medication oaa be better than pill, provided only it is intelligently prepared But right here occurs the difficulty. Easy as i may seem to make a pill, or a million of them there are really very few pills that can be honestly commended tot popular use. Most of them cither 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 mhis 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 ridding the digestive organs of the accumulated poisonous matter.

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HOW PILLS ARE MADE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2159, 27 June 1889

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