This advertisement from the Bay of Plenty Times, June 1887, was typical of the inflated claims for patent remedies that were to be found in many newspaper advertisements at the end of the 19th century. Few of them did not claim to cure virtually all medical problems from heartburn to gout, and they claimed to be suitable for both children and ‘delicate females’.
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Reference: Bay of Plenty Times, 1 June 1887, p. 4
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