This remedy was not widely advertised and I don’t have much information about it, but I like the way the typography is laid out in the original, so have tried to reproduce it as far as possible, within the limitations of WordPress formatting. There will be more from The Western Mail soon, as it’s an excellent source of medicine adverts. Knowing that the paper is still very popular I just looked up its website and found the really “interesting” headline: Pregnant Torchwood Star Eve Myles has Creme Egg cravings. Good to know it remains at the cutting edge of journalism.
Image: Grandpapa’s Torments by J. T. Wilson, 1845. Courtesy of the US National Library of Medicine.
WOULD YOU BE SURPRISED TO HEAR
That Chills, Colds, Neuralgia,
Toothache, Faceache, Headache
Rheums, Tic Doloreux, Sciatica,
Pains in the Limbs, Loins, Joints etc.,
Gout, Ague and numerous other Symptoms,
Are all Affections of a RHEUMATIC NATURE,
A n d m a y b e q u i c k l y C u r e d b y taking
C R O S S’ S G O U T A N D R H E U M A T I C P I L L S.
The MAGICAL EFFECT of which, in giving Tone to
The Stomach, Liver, Bowels, and Kidneys, Freeing
The System of all HUMOURS, SWELLINGS,
UNHEALTHY ACCUMULATIONS, &c.,
And inducing a Normal Circulation
In the BLOOD and NERVOUS
CURRENTS, is Astonishing.
It is in consequence of the almost INCREDIBLE Reputation
they have Gained in FOREIGN COUNTRIES, as may be testified
by numerous Testimonials in the possession of the Proprietor,
that he is encouraged to make them generally known to the
Price 1s. 1½d., 2s. 9d., and 4s. 6d. per Box.
To be had of
WILLIAM CROSS, CHEMIST, CARDIFF
or of any Patent Medicine Vendor.
Source: Western Mail (Cardiff) Monday 18 Dec 1871