- Also known as
primary name: Stringer, Richard
- individual; medical; British; Male
- Other dates
- 1790- (fl. c.)
- No.19, Strand, London
No.4, Strand, corner of Northumberland Street, London
- Trade card in Heal Collection (Heal,35.71) advertises "Rd. Stringer Druggist to His Majesty, No.19, Strand, London. Prepares & Sells all Sorts of Genuine Drugs, Medicines and Chemical Preparations, Wholesale & Retail." Heal's annotations on mount: "1793 Directory gives Richard Stringer at No.18. Strand. Compare another card in A.H. collection with address No.4 Strand [Heal,35.72]."
Trade card in Banks Collection (D,2.262) advertises "For Bilious Complaints, &c. Cooling Opening Pills, of the late Hugh Smith, M.D. Member of the College of Physicians in London; and late Physician to the Middlesex Hospital. These Pills justly claim a Preference over all other Opening Medicines, as they may be taken with safety by either Sex, and will keep good in all climates; and have not that Tendency to heat the Body as is generally complained of from taking the Opening Pills mostly used. They are particularly useful in habitual Costiveness, as a frequent Use of them does not injure the Constitution, but will remove a long Train of Diseases, which alternately result from a confined State of the Bowels. They speedily remove Sickness and Head Ach [sic], occassioned by the Bile in the Stomach, and should never be omitted at Bed-time, after excess of Eating or Drinking...Doctor Hugh Smith's Pills are prepared by R. Stringer, Chymist and Druggist to his Majesty...and sold by Him..."
Trade card in Banks Collection (D,2.263) advertises "Particular & select Medicines, Prepared by Stringer, Druggist To His Majesty...(followed by a list of medicines)."