Hystericon

I'm attempting to use the long 's' for this transcript - I hope Wordpreſs doesn't do anything weird with it: . HYſtericon, or Antidote againſt Fits, Vapours, Hypochondriack Melancholy, Vertigoe, Gid- dineſs or Swimming in the Head, Phrenzy,...

White's Restorative Salo Pills

Nothing very funny about today's remedy, I'm afraid. Adverts for abortifacients appeared in many 18th- and 19th-century newspapers, but they had to be discreet, as is the case with this one, which focuses on the pamphlet before mentioning...

Widow Welch's Pills for ladies

I like this one because there's a real sense of feminine solidarity. Mrs Smithers, possessor of knowledge passed down through the generations, sounds like a better bet than the mortifying prospect of consulting a male doctor.   TO LADIES.—THE ONLY...