Thursday, December 2, 2010

Miracle remedies of 1807

Thursday, December 2, 2010
Loretta reports:

The ladies' magazines include some interesting advertisements for "unmentionable" problems.

For those distressing Debilities which prevent, or render unhappy the Marriage State (but cannot, with a due regard to delicacy, be mentioned in a public Magazine), long experience has proved Sir Hans Sloane's Restorative and Re-animating Pills to be the most certain and sovereign remedy.

A Pamphlet, containing a more particular description of their virtues, and much useful information to the afflicted, may be had (price 1s.) at Mr. Perrin's, No. 23, Southampton-street, Covent-Garden, London; where they are sold wholesale and retail; and retail by all the principal Medicine Venders in London.—To persons in the country (inclosing payment and postage to Mr. Perrin, as above) they will be immediately forwarded, price 10s 6d.

Females are certainly liable to many Diseases that render their condition truly wretched and unequal, when compared with the other sex. If they enter the wedded state, even from that source of pleasure something bitter arises, and pregnancy brings with it a length of loathing, &c; if they remain single, they will scarcely avoid Labouring under some infirmity, because they are strangers to a mother's pangs.

Solomon's Guide to Health, price 3s. contains a complete Treatise on those Secret Infirmities of Nature, which delicacy often forbids to disclose, even to their nearest relatives: and a Treatise on Female Diseases, Nervous, Hypochondriac, and Consumptive Complaints.

Also, the Cordial Balm of Gilead, 10s 6d. is the best Medicine for Relaxations, Debility, Lassitude, Tremors, Sinking of the Spirits, and all those Nervous Affections which harrass and oppress the weak, sedentary, and delicate.
The family £33s.bottles contain four half-guinea ones, and are sold by Matthews and Leigh, No. 18, Strand, London.

From  La Belle assemblĂ©e, Volume 3, 1807


Susanna Fraser said...

"If you remain in a restored and re-animated state for more than four hours continuously, consult your apothecary immediately."

Ana said...

Good one Susanna! LMAO!

Lyn S said...

@Susanna, exactly. I so wish that the statement, "cannot, with a due regard to delicacy, be mentioned in a public Magazine)," applied today.

Deb said...

I wish it applied not only to magazines but to television as well. I am so tired of wall-to-wall "erectile dysfunction" commercials. Ugh!

LorettaChase said...

Susanna, brilliant! Lyn S & Deb, don't we wish there were a bit more "regard to delicacy"—in these and many other matters.

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