The Letter Q
|Also called Jesuit's bark|
|The Ultraviolet light reveals the presence of quinine, although now negligible.|
British officers directed the cook to create a concoction that would make the quinine at least palpable . He must have been brilliant in his combination of sugar, lime, and gin as soldiers were happy to take their medicine. Since the military were already given a ration of gin, this mixture made sense.
Cases of malaria dropped dramatically.
So, lift your glass to the humble beginning of the G & T:
Here is to Q for Quinine.