Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic

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The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For relief of malaria and resulting chills and fever
Currently not on view
date made
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)
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
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Credit Line
Gift of Richard W. Pollay
Fever & Chill Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


I was given this as a child by my grandmother. It’s name was deceptive, it was the most disgusting stuff the taste was awful.
The image on GROVE’S CHILL TONIC is somewhat eerie. Who developed it and what was the thinking behind it?
"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 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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