Dinner Pills were made by many companies in the nineteenth
and early twentieth centuries.
The Upjohn Company sold them from 1886 to 1919. The Upjohn
example below has a lot number on the bottom right of the
label so it was made after 1910. The "Lady Webster"
signified a generic formulation that was used nationally.
Dinner Pills were claimed to cure constipation,
billiousness, dyspepsia, sick headache, loss of appetite,
torpid liver and indigestion. However, the ingredients list
does not have anything of real medicinal value. Aloes,
Mastic and Red Rose are all extracted from plants, as every
pharmaceutical substance was in that era. The placebo
effect must have been very strong back then!