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The Gentlewoman's Companion: or, A Guide to the Female Sex, an electronic edition

by Hannah Woolley [Woolley, Hannah, fl. 1670]

date: 1675
source publisher: Printed by A. Maxwell for Edward Thomas
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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Concerning Doctor Sermon's most Famous, Safe, Cathartique and Diuratique Pills: Proved for many years to be the only and most incomparable Medicine in all Chronical Diseases; wherewith was Cured his Grace the late Lord general Monick of the Dropsie in June and July 1669. Many hundreds before and since having received absolute Cure thereby.

They are also the most certain Purgative Pills in the World against that commong and pernicious Distemper the Scurvy, with all other Sharp, Salt, and watry Humours. They help the Kings Evil, and cause all manner of filthy Ulcers, Canters, and Spreading Sores (from what Cause soever) the sooner to become whole.

They purifie and sweeten the Blood to admiration; and are never failing to prevent and perfectly Cure the aforesaid | | 264 Distempers, if made use of in time. Which is well known to many Noble and Honourable Persons throughout the whole Kingdom, and to those of the same Faculty too, though they maliciously (for interest sake) rail against them, to the great prejudice of many that cannot be cured without them.

Which Pills are to be had at the Authors House in Eastharding-street, between Fetter-lane and Shoo-lane, and at Edward Thomas his Shop at the Adam and Eve in Little-Brittain, a Bookseller; and at all other places mentioned in the Book delivered with each Box; the Numbers and Prices being as followeth:

The least Box containing 20 Pills, sold for 4 s.

The middle Box containing 40 Pills, sold for 8 s.

The large Box containing 60 Pills, sold for 12 s.

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