Dr Neil Stanley Independent Sleep Expert
BACK Baltimore Herald, reprinted as ‘Insomnia’, Idaho Falls Times, 14 May 1896. Mrs.- Jessie Shea is a young married woman whose tidy home Is at 855 West Lexington Street, Baltimore. For many months Mrs. Shea was a terrible sufferer from a nervous affection which resulted in general debility and superinduced that ofttimes Incurable malady, insomnia. A Herald reporter called at her residence recently and was shown into the neatly furnished parlor and told that Mrs. Shea would be down in a few minutes. Soon a light step was heard tripping down the stairway and Mrs. Shea, radiant with health and the vigor of young womanhood, entered the room. When asked if she had used Dr. Williams' Pink PILLS, with a smile which betokens the utmost satisfaction, the young lady replied "Yes. I have used them and had I not heard of them I doubt if I would have been here to answer your call." Continuing, she said: "About two months ago I had an attack of what the doctors termed nervous prostration. My appetite left me entirely and what little sleep I got, and it was very little, I assure you, was not by any means refreshing. On the contrary, when I awoke from a nap I had such a tired and exhausted feeling that I was loth to try to get to sleep again. I continued to lose flesh day after day until I was almost a shadow compared with my former self. "As soon as I began. to take the Pink Pills I commenced to improve. I am no longer troubled with nervousness. I have a good appetite, experience none of the feelings incident to indigestion, and I sleep as sound as a healthy child. The pills are certainly all they are represented to be, and, as I believe I owe my life to the fact of having used them, I shall always cheerfully recommend them to my friends and other persons whom I find to be suffering from similar maladies. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in a condensed form, all the elements necessary to give new life and richness to the blood and restore shattered nerves. Pink Pills are sold in boxes at 60 cents a box, or six boxes for $2.50, and may be had of all druggists, or direct by mail from Dr. Williams' Med. Co., Schenectady, N. Y. This is another example of Ekirch using a partial quote to imply something that is not strictly correct, as the full passage makes clear Mrs Shea did not suffer from insomnia but was in fact a “terrible sufferer from a nervous affection which resulted in general debility and superinduced that ofttimes Incurable malady, insomnia.” BACK
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