From the Isle of Wight Observer, Saturday, November 10, 1900, page 7.



Do you believe all you read?
We think not.
It is hard to believe the story of a woman you don’t know.
The statement given here below, was made by a woman whom you do know – by a Ryde woman.
Proof is one thing, claim is another, Claim means what the manufacturers say – Proof means what Ryde people say – The testimony of neighbours and friends is what counts;
What other testimony can be as strong?  Read her statement: –
Mrs Harriet Williams is a very respectable woman and lives at 75, St. John’s Road, Ryde.  She says: “I am 74 years of age and have resided here these 40 years.  I have suffered on and off for the last ten years from kidney troubles.  I had dreadful pains in the small of my back, and I used to be so bad that when I woke I could hardly get out of bed in the ordinary way, but was obliged to slide out sideways.  When I was up I felt fit for nothing, and it was a long time before I could get out at all.  My breath was short, and I had urinary troubles badly.  
“I tried all sorts of remedies, but they did me no good.  Then I happened to hear of Doan’s Backache Kidney Pills, and I thought I would give them a trial; so I got some at Smith’s, the chemist in High Street and since taking them I am pleased to say I have lost the pains in my back.  I can now go about my work with ease and comfort, and I feel better in every way.  They are really a very good pill, and I will recommend them to others.”  (Signed), (Mrs) Harriet Williams.
Doan’s Backache Kidney Pills are sold by all chemists and drug stores at 2s 9d per box, (six boxes 13s, 9d) or sent direct, post free, on receipt of price, by the proprietors, Foster McClellan Co, 57, Shoe Lane, London.  If you are ill, write and tell us your symptoms, we will be glad to reply.
Be sure to ask for the same pills that Mrs Williams had. 

According to, Doans Pills are magnesium salicylate, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

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