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The Custom of taking medicine in the form of pills dates far back hv 'history. The object is to enable us to swallow easily in a condensed form disagreeable and nauseous, but very usefnl, drugs. To /what vast dimensions pill taking has grown may b imagined, when we say that in England alon about 2,000,000,000 (two thousand million) pills are consumed every year. • In early cfaya, pills were made slowly by hand, as the demand was comparatively small. Today they are produced in infinitely greater rapidity by machines especially contrived for the purpose, and with greater accuracy, too, in the proportions of the various ingredients employed. No i orm of medication can be better than a pill, provided only it ia intelligently prepared. But right here occiu.- i !io liiiiiocky. Easy as it may seem to miiko ;i 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 pains in the head, sides, and back, he may be sure his I-.—,- 1: -■-.- -.-.V:j, ' \ : ■.]'■" ".'sluggish. si. : ■ ■:;. ■■.■- • ! ;./ ■■'.■' of things ■ ■■ : ■ ■■■ !•:■'.■ : ■ -i . . :■ irtic pi 11.,, It will act like a charm by stimulating .tlie : liver into doing its duty, and ridding the digestive organs of the accumulated poisonous matter. ' t But the good pill docs not gripe-and pain us, neither-.does 1 :-+ '" •'.-" '"■ -: '• :■: i ■'■■■■"■ for a few hours o , ■■■. ■'■'■ :;. !■.■■■; ■ entire glandular system at the same time 1, else the after effects of the pill will be worse than the disease itself. The griping caused by most pills is the result of irritating drugs which .they contain, Such;' 1'" ■ ' i!i" ■. and should never be used, i ■■. fiver "" ■ ■ • '■■ :• ■■ Without having any ; ■ '■■■■. , ■■■ !■ aiae onepijl above another, we may, ■"■■*■■''>■'■■■. ■ • * ■• Seigel's Pills, ma- ■ i • ]■: ' ■ known house of A. J. White, Limited, 35 Farringdon Road, London, and now sold by all chemists and medicine vendors, as the only one we know of that actually possess every desirable qualify. They remove the pressure upon the brain", correct the liver, iuul cause flic bowels Lo act with oasjc and cguliU'ily. They never gripe or produce iho lilighti'j-f sickness of the ftomairli, or iiny other ' unplcasimt- feeling or symptom. Neither do they JJidiscc fiij-tlior rmialipiiiion, as nearly aU other ]>ills do. As a further and crowning merit, Mother ycifrol's Pills ijrc covered with a tustelcss •• I ■:' n ■„. i '.■ .. .vliich pauses them to ■": ■ " . ■ ■ rendering tliuui u« : ' ■ ■ ■ ■;■ ■ iistliu/ are efloii'tivo in curing difoasc-.y. If you have a pnvero cold 1 iind are thfcatoued with a fever, wil.h ]>ains in the head, back and limbs, one or two doses will break up tlic cold and prevent liio *«,*.(■-"• A coated tongue with a brackish (:wtc iii "tlio inouUi Jr. (iirnscd by foul matter in ilio'stohif-cli. A ("fo'se (jt Neifieil^ Viljy will clleci. a s))oody 'ouvo, Ofteiiiimos pnrtially decayed food in the stoinac'li aiid howoJti jnwluces sickness, nausea', eic. '^loiuit!/, tlie bowels with a dose of thesepills, and »oort ln-^lili will follow. Unlike many Uinds. of pills, they do not j make you feel woi>c before you die lKjtiur. j They are, -without- doubt, the bust family physio ever discovered. They remove aT | ul>.slruction to tlie natural functions in) ithcr aox without tiny unpleuwut effects.

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HOW PILLS ARE MADE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2411, 26 April 1890

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HOW PILLS ARE MADE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2411, 26 April 1890