VICTORIAN OBESITY CURES AND DIETS
Victorian Advertising
By
Jennifer Carnell

F. C. Russell's cure, which sounds like a Victorian version of 'Slim Fast.'
An advert published in a paperback novel published by the Hansom Cab Company c. 1888.

Dr. Grey's Fat Reducing Pills.
'Absolutely safe, permanent and rapid cure for obesity. A special preparation for hunting men, jockeys, and stubbon cases (either sex) which have resisted other treatment. Abdominal obesity a speciality [...] plain wrapper, post free to any part of the world.'
Dr. T. Grey.
A magazine advert published in 1894.

Trilene Tablets
'All fat people can safely reduce weight and cure corpulency permanently by taking Trilene Tablets for a few weeks.'
'An English Countess writes: "Your Trilene Tablets act admirably." '
The Trilene Association.
A magazine advert published in 1896.

Trilene Tablets
With quotes from satisfied 'buyers', such as Mr. Gillespie of Forest Gate: 'I have just lost 3 stone.
Mr. William Usher: 'A sister of mine, who was 17 stone, was greatly reduced by your Tablets to 15 stone.
An advert from 1897.

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