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"French Periodical Pills" advertisement published in the January 6, 1845 edition of the Boston Daily Times.

Source: American Memory from The Library of Congress. [1]

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French Periodical Pills. Warranted to have the desired effect in all cases. These Pills contain a portion of the only article in the whole materia medica, which can regulate the system and produce the monthly turns of females that can be taken, without hazarding life, and this article is not to be found in any of the pills or nostrums which are pictured forth so largely in the papers of the day. It has frequently occurred that the unhappy patient has by the use of these pills and nostrums given nature such a shock that they have never since enjoyed health, and they never can. It seems that they are got up and advertised merely for the object of making money, regardless of the consequences, and the venders are usually considered beneath responsibility, by all who know them.

The French Periodical Pills are the result of the combined knowledge and experience of some of the oldest and most distinguished physicians of Europe, and have been used by females embracing the gentility and most of the nobility of France, for the last twenty-three years. To eulogize their virtues would not add to their merits. We will only say TRY THEM, and if they do not prove to be what they are represented to be, your money shall be refunded.

They contain no medicine detrimental to the constitution, but restore all debilitated constitutions to their wonted energy and healthfulness by removing from the system every impurity. The only precaution necessary to be observed is ladies should not take them if they have reason to believe they are en ciente, as they are sure to produce a miscarriage, almost without the knowledge of the patient, so gentle yet active are they.

All letters to be directed to Dr. L. Monroe, U.S. Agent and Importer, No 58 Union Street, Boston.

N.B. The above Pills can only be obtained at 58 Union street, all sold elsewhere in Boston, are counterfeit, and only calculated to deceive.

N.B. Full directions accompanying the Pills.


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