REES'S COMPOUND ESSENCE has proved in all cases the most safe and efficacious remedy ever discovered for the removal of strictures without the use of a bougie, as well as a speedy and certain cure for all discharges, gleets, whites, seminal weakness, irritation of the urethra and bladder, pains in the back and kidneys, gravel, &c. It contains, in a concentrated state, all the efficacious parts of sarsaparilla, combined with other well-tried and approved alteratives, which make it an excellent remedy for secondary symptoms, pains of the bones, glandular swellings, chronic rheumatism, scrofulous, scorbutic eruptions, blotches and pimples, and all disorders originating from impurity of blood. In cases of debility, attended with lassitude, nervous depression of spirits, and loss of manly vigour, brought on by early imprudence, long residence in hot or unhealthy climates, and other causes, it has been found to quickly produce a beneficial change, restoring health, energy, and vigour throughout the whole system. For weakness, obstructions, and other disorders incidental to delicate females it has proved highly beneficial. Prepared only by the Proprietor, JOHN STIRLING, Chemist, 86, High-street, Whitechapel, in bottles, at 2s 9d., 4s 6d, 10s, and 20s each, from whom it can be sent to any part of the world, upon enclosing the amount, or a Post-office order payable in Whitechapel. It can be had of all respectable medicine venders.
Source: The Era (London) Sunday 13th January 1850