Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic

Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For relief of malaria and resulting chills and fever
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1938-1941
maker
Grove Laboratories
Physical Description
lemon flavor (drug active ingredients)
cinchonine-cinchonidine (drug active ingredients)
reduced iron (drug active ingredients)
sugar syrup (drug active ingredients)
cardboard (container material)
glass (container material)
metal (container material)
Measurements
box: 5 7/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 3/8 in; 14.9225 cm x 6.35 cm x 3.4925 cm
bottle: 5 5/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 14.2875 cm x 6.0325 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
2008.0018.231
accession number
2008.0018
catalog number
2008.0018.231
Credit Line
Gift of Richard W. Pollay
subject
Fever & Chill Drugs
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

"When I visited my aunt, I had to take Chill Tonic just like my cousins did. It was suppose to keep us healthy...."
As a child ...my siblings and l were given chill tonic for everything from a cut or cold or punishment. It was the most disgusting thing l have ever tasted. I think the maker of this tonic should be drawn and quartered...or given the tonic for life..

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