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 British Public. 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