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PIGGOTT'S GALVANIC BELT, without acids or any saturation, for the cure of nervous diseases and irregularities of the system produced by want of electricity. Medical galvanic apparatus, without the aid of fluids, always ready for use, with the current in one direction, to be had of the inventor and patentee, Mr. W.P.Piggott, medical galvanist, 523, Oxford-street, Bloomsbury. Treatise on the above, with testimonials, gratis.

advertisement from The Times, July 23, 1852

PIGGOTT'S GALVANIC BELT, without acids or any saturation, for the cure of nervous disease and those arising from cold, an inactive liver, or sluggish circulation. Medical galvanic apparatus on an entirely new principle, supplying the galvanic current at commend, without any previous preparation, by the movement of a lever. Treatise on the above, with testimonials, free on receipt of one stamp. Mr. W.P.Piggott, medical galvanist, is in town daily at 523, New Oxford-street, where he may be consulted from 10 till 5.

advertisement from The Times, November 30, 1852

PIGGOTT'S GALVANIC BELT, without acids or any saturation, without shock or unpleasant sensations, for the cure of nervous diseases and those arising from cold, an inactive liver, or sluggish circulation, and has been found highly beneficial in cases of rheumatism, sciatica, dyspepsia, neuralgia in all its forms, and general debility of the system. Mr. Piggott's Continuous Self-acting Galvanic Apparatus possesses the same peculiarities, requiring no acid or fluid of any kind, and can be regulated from almost an imperceptible degree to one of great power. Treatise on the above, free on receipt of a postage stamp. - Mr. W.P.Piggott, medical galvanist, 523, Oxford-street, Bloomsbury. At home daily from 10 till 4.

advertisement from The Times, May 4, 1853

RHEUMATISM, Debility, &c. - Trial before Purchase. - KERSHAW'S MEDICO-ELECTRIC FLEXIBLE BELTS, pre-eminently curative in all nervous and muscular ailments, are supplied on trial, subject to a very moderate charge, deducted on purchase. In wear the belts are self-acting, comfortable, and durable. 10s. to 60s. each. Testimonials, from which the following is selected, sent free. - Mr. BEARD, sole licensee, No.304 Oxford-street, W. "No.3, Wyburn-villas, Surbiton, Aug. 26, 1865. - I have great pleasure in testifying to the efficacy of Kershaw's Galvanic Belt in the case of a lady patient of mine, suffering from hysteria of a most aggravated form, with spinal affection and muscular contraction. - Signed, Charles J.Mason, L.R.C.P. (London), M.R.C.S. (England).

advertisement from The Times, June 5, 1866

CONSUMPTION, GENERAL DEBILITY and DIABETES - BOURCHARDAT'S GLUTEN BREAD, CHOCOLATE and SEMOLA (see "Lancet" Feb 28, 1863). Every article of Diet for Infants and Invalids. Dietetic Depot, 5 Princes-street, Cavendish-square, W.

advertisement, Illustrated London News, Apr. 25th 1863

INSTANT RELIEF AND A RAPID CURE OF ASTHMA, CONSUMPTION, INFLUENZA, AND COUGHS BY DR. LOCOCK'S PULMONIC WAFERS. Price 1s 1d and 2s 9d per book, of all Druggists.

advertisement, Illustrated London News, Apr. 25th 1863

CORPULENCY - Fat or Embonpoint in Excess - Letters to the "Medical Times and Gazette" by A.W.MOORE M.R.C.S. explaining briefly his newly-discovered diet system to reduce the weight and benefit the health. Fourth Edition. Price 5s. A.&M. EVANS. 42 Tachbrook Street, Pimlico, SW.

advertisement, Illustrated London News, May 16th 1863

ELECTRICITY IS LIFE

PULVERMACHER'S Improved Patent GALVANIC CHAIN-BANDS, BELTS, BATTERIES and Accessories have rendered this life-promoting restorative perfectly efficacious and conveniently self-applicable in a mild continuous form, without shocks or unpleasant sensation; and hosts of patients have been by its means restored to health and strength. Reliable evidence in proof of the unparalled efficacy of these self-applicable Electro-Generators in Rheumatism, Gout, Neuralgia, Deafness, Head and Tooth Ache, Paralysis, Liver Complaints, Cramps, Spasms, Nervous Debility, Functional Maladies &c. is given in the pamphlet "Nature's Chief Restorer of Impaired Vital Energy." To ensure against the extortions of the quack fraternity, patients should peruse Pulvermacher's new work entitled "A Sincere Voice of Warning against Quacks &c." Price of Galvanic Appliance, according to Electric Power, from 2s. and upwards.

advertisement, Illustrated London News, January 18th, 1873

 

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