The following advertisements are taken from the Merthyr Express
29 June 1889
HOLLOWAYS PILLS: Easy Digestion. These Pills cannot be too highly appreciated for the wholesome power they exert over all disorders of the stomach, liver, bowels and kidneys. They instantaneously relieve and steadily work out a thorough cure, and their course dispels headache, billiousness, flatulence, and depression of spirits. It is wonderful to watch the daily improvement of the complexion as Holloway’s Pills purify the blood and restore plumpness to the face which had lost both flesh and colour. These pills combine every excellence desirable in a domestic remedy. The most certain and beneficial results flow from the occasional use of this regulating medicine; even persons in health, or when following sedentary occupation, will find it an invaluable aperient.
29 March 1890
GWILYM EVANS’ QUININE BITTERS Each table spoonful contains a full-dose of Quinine as well as the following medical herbs:- sasparilla, gentian, burdock and saffron.
2 August 1890
Liver Complaints DR. KING’S DANDELION AND QUININE LIVER PILLS, WITHOUT MERCURY, are a potent remedy; remove all Liver and Stomach Complaints, Billiousness, Headache, Sickness, Shoulder Pains, Heartburn, Indigestion , Constipation.
FRAUDULENT COUNTERFEITS We are particularly anxious to caution the public against substitutes, even counterfeits of our preparation. ASK PLAINLY FOR GWYLIM EVANS’ QUININE BITTERS, and see that the name Gwylim Evans is on the Label, Stamp and Bottle. Sold at all Chemists in 2s 9d and 4s 6d bottles or in cases containing three 4s 6d bottles at 12s 6d per case, or direct from the proprietors by Parcel Post.
24 March 1894
Advert Allcock’s Plasters are of great efficacy in INDIGESTION if worn over the right side of the Pit of the Stomach. At all Chemists 1s.1½d.
1 September 1894
Advert “In every case I know of HUGHES’S BLOOD PILLS have done more good than anything else.” For both sexes Hughes’s Blood Pills purify the Blood, clear the Skin, strengthen the Nerves, remove Dyspepsia and Indigestion, revive the Liver, cure Headache, Skin Rash and Constipation. They cure when all else fails. At any Chemist. The Box the shape of a Heart. 1s.1½d., 2s. 9d., 4s. 6d.. Jacob Hughes, Manufacturing Chemist, Penarth.
31 January 1914 Advertisement Free to Ladies: Ladies should write to me before parting with their money for so-called cures, and I will send you a free sample of my renowned American treatment for all irregularities. I guarantee it to be quite effective, even in the most obstinate and unyielding cases. It will not interfere with the ordinary duties of life. No purging pills. No nauseous drugs. No useless injections. Acts like magic; failure impossible; so why worry? Send no money but write to me and I will send you a free sample, sufficient for a cure and testimonial. I will also send a free copy of ‘A Wife’s Handbook,’ containing priceless information. Send no money. Try the cure before buying it. Price 4/6 and 11/-. Mrs. Evett Kincaid, renowned American specialist, 3, New Oxford St., London W.C.
27 February 1915 Advertisement "CALIFORNIA SYRUP OF FIGS " Children hate Castor Oil and Pills. Look back at your childhood days. Remember the doses mother insisted on - castor oil or pills. How you hated them! How you fought against them! With our children it is different. Mothers who cling