Monteet’s Medicines weren’t among the more famous of 19th-century remedies. The proprietor, R. Hodgson, advertised them quite heavily in the Northern Echo for a few months in 1880-81, but after that they disappear. There is no way to tell whether the various mixtures were all pretty much the same, but it wouldn’t be a surprise. My favourite thing about this advert is the rather bossy tone at the beginning, and the assurance that the medicines never fail (just in case we momentarily forgot what infallible means).

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If you are ill, try MONTEET’S INFALLIBLE
MEDICINES; they never fail. They are not the dis-
covery of a moment, but from the well-tried prescrip-
tions of some of the most eminent physicians. They
quickly remove all dangerous and unpleasant symp-
toms, prolong life in ease and comfort, and so prevent
sudden deaths. Monteet’s Heart Mixture, 2s 6d and
5s ; Monteet’s Blood Cleaner, 2s 6d and 5s ; Monteet’s
Consumptive Drops, 1s 6d, 2s 6d, and 5s; Monteet’s
Dropsy Mixture, 1s 6d, 2s 6d, 5s, and 7s 6d ; Monteet’s Mix-
ture for Fits, 2s 6d, 5s, and 7s 6d ; Monteet’s Liver
Mixture, 1s 6d, 2s 6d, and 6s ; Monteet’s Liver Pills,
6d, 1s, and 2s; Monteet’s Aperient Pills, 6d, 1s and 2s;
Monteet’s Stomachic Pills, 1s and 2s 6d; Monteet’s
Diarrhoea Pills, 6d and 1s; Monteet’s Dyspeptic Pills,
6d, 1s, and 2s 6d ; Monteet’s Teething Powders, 6d and
1s. Full directions enclosed with each, which may be
obtained of the Sole Agent in England, Mr. R. HODG-
SON, 23, Jackson-street, Brotton, Saltburn, Yorkshire.
Handbills Free.


Source: The Northern Echo (Darlington), Wednesday 26th January 1881