Stoke-on-Trent - Advert of the week
Edmund Jones, Pharmaceutical and Dispensing Chemist,
The Medical Hall, Miles Bank, Hanley
A descriptive account of
The Potteries (illustrated)
1893 advertising and trade journal. Page 35
"The Medical Hall stands out
conspicuously as one of the most popular establishments of its kind in the
It was originally founded in 1841 by the late Mr Wilson, who carried it on in the High Street until 1881 when Mr Jones became proprietor. Mr Jones, though not born in Hanley, spent most of his boyhood and received his earlier education principally at Alfieri's Northwood Academy, and consequently claims to be a Hanley man.
He was for a time dispenser at the Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children, and gained much useful knowledge there. After leaving Edinburgh, Mr Jones succeeded in getting an assistantship with the eminent London chemists, John Bell and Co., Oxford Street, one of the largest and most celebrated dispensing houses in the world. Subsequently he was engaged by the great City chemists, Allen and Hanbury, Lombard Street, from whence he returned to Hanley to commence business on his own account.
It will thus be seen that Mr Jones has had an exceptionally first-class experience and training for the discharge of the important and responsible duties of a chemist's business, and is, therefore worthy of the confidence of medical men and the public generally.
In 1888 Mr. Jones deemed it expedient to move from the old premises in High Street to his present address, which was newly erected and specially suited for the business. The establishment is centrally situated, close to the tram terminus, a few minutes' walk from the railway station and in the best business part of Hanley. It presents an attractive external experience, and in the spacious and well-appointed interior afford great accommodation.
Certain classes of
complaints prevail in some districts more than in others. In the Potteries
affections of the throat, chest and respiratory organs are particularly
likely to occur, partly from the climate and partly from the various
special employments followed in the district."