The following is an 1886 advertisement by the London Medical Battery Company:
ELECTROPATHIC (BATTERY) BELT
Price 21s., Post-Free. Will Last For Years.
Over a quarter of a million patients have been successfully treated for rheumatism, lumbago, sciatica, gout, kidney complaints, epilepsy, paralysis, indigestion, constipation, female complaints, general and local debility, functional disorder, &c.
CAN YOU AFFORD TO DIE?
Can you afford to drag on a miserable existence? Can you afford to pay doctor's bills? when all disorders of the Nervous System, Impaired Vitality, and Defective Organic Action can be speedily, effectuality, and permanently cured by wearing the ELECTROPATHIC (Battery) BELT, which is guaranteed to restore impaired vital energy, to invigorate the debilitated constitution, stimulate the organic action, promote the circulation, assist digestion, and promptly renew that vital energy the loss of which is the first symptom of decay. Every man and woman suffering from Rheumatism, Lumbago, Sciatica, Indigestion, Constipation, or any Disorder of the Nervous System, should at once stop physicking, and send a P.O.O. or Cheque for 21s., for an ELECTROPATHIC BELT (post-free), and obtain immediate relief.
The following are selected from thousands of reports received. The originals may be seen at the Company's Rooms.
"Completely cured me" – Major PAKENHAM, Armagh.
"The Belt has done wonders." – Mrs. M. ORIEL, Dowlais.
"It has been an untold comfort to me." – Miss HUDSON, Twyford.
"I can speak positively of its advantages." – Dr. C. LEMPRIERE, D.C.L., Senior Fellow St. John's College, Oxford.
"Worth fifty pounds." – Mr. R. J. WATSON, Harwich.
"I am like a new man." – Mr. W. P. POUGHER, Plymouth.
"A wonderful change." – Rev. E. AUBREY, Ystrad, Pontypridd.
"A most complete success." – M. A. LANGDALE, Esq., Leacroft.
"Completely cured me." – W. TURNER, Esq., Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
"Derived much benefit." – Mr. W. HOLT, New Stafford.
"I wish I had purchased one before." – Mr. C. HITCHCOCK, Bicester.
"My health has improved every day." – Mr. W. BLISSETT, Wallingford.
"I have no pain now." – Mr. T. SMITH. Hey, Lees.
"Wonderfully improved." – Mrs. GODWIN, Andoversford.
SHORTNESS OF BREATH.
"Greatly relieved." – Mrs. C. FRAYER, 72, Elm Park-gardens, S.W.
"Quite left me." – Mrs. J. Low, Stirling, N.B.
"A wonderful effect." – Mr. H. T. STOKES, Demerara.
"Still improving." – Mrs. MENHENICK, Colwyn Bay.
"I feel altogether stronger and better." – Miss WELLS, Scarboro'.
"Better in every way." – Mr. R. STRINGER, East Bradenham.
"Feel like a different person." – JOHN ALGAR, Esq., Campsey Ashe, Wickham Market.
"Quite free." – Mr. G. GATE, St. Helier, Jersey.
"Very great benefit." – Mrs. SHARP, Maidstone.
"A complete cure." – Miss E. HASTINGS, Eastbourne.
"Rapid Improvement" – Mr. W. WATSON, Newspynie, N.B.
MR. C.B. HARNESS, the Eminent Consulting Medical Electrician, has been specially retained by the Company, and may be consulted daily (without charge), on all matters relating to health, and the application of Curative Electrcity. Residents at a distance, and those unable to avail themselves of a personal consultation are invited to write for a PRIVATE ADVICE FORM, which will be forwarded POST-FREE on application to the MEDICAL BATTERY COMPANY, LTD. 52 OXFORD-STREET, LONDON, W.