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The Consumption of Physic

"We are," says a coutemporary, i{ a physic-taking race. A patent medicine is a vastly better property than, say, a real estate in Ireland.", Proprietors of pills found colleges, endow hospitals, and die millionaires. Very curious revelations do statistics furnish 'ill relation to the pills consumed in-the United Kingdom. It is .estimated ,b^ a recognised authority that no leas than 178 tons of pills are made annually, sufficient to fill 36 ordinary railway trucks, and so making a train, load quiring two powerful engines todnwr it. This eatimate is f based upon the actual number of pills-sold every day by the correspondent of a paper entitled the "Chejnist and Druggist," the total being the extraordinary number of 5,643,960 -■ piUs ■: daily ecri^ ; sumed hy ttia population of England, Wales, and Scotland: r . . •.*.

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The Consumption of Physic, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2446, 20 June 1890

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The Consumption of Physic Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2446, 20 June 1890

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