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HOW PILLS ARE MADE. The Custom of taking medicine in the form 1 of pills dates far back in history. The object is to enable us to swallow easily in a condensed form disagreeable and nauseous, but very useful, 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 days, pills were made slowly by hand, as the demand was comparatively small. Today they are produced in infinitely greaterrapidity by machines especially contrived for the purpose, and with greater accuracy, too, in the proportions of the various ingre- . Qienta employed. - | No form of medication can be better than ! ...- a pill,.provided only it is intelligently pre^ pared. 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 pilla of some kind, it may be well to 6»tion what a good, safe, and reliable pill •

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2414, 30 April 1890

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2414, 30 April 1890