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Fever Trail: In Search of the Cure for Malaria
Mark Honigsbaum (au)
Malaria is a deadly parasitical infection with a vicious ability to mutate. Every year it kills up to 3 million people & 300-500 million fall ill with the disease. As of yet, there is no cure. Until the middle of the 17th century, little was understood about the nature of malaria, or how to treat it. But then a legend began to circulate about a cure from an infusion made from the bark of a tree in Peru. This is the story of the search for the cinchona tree -- the only source of quinine -- & the British explorers who were given the task of bringing it to the colonies. They faced the dangers of the uncharted mountain terrain of the Andes, malnutrition & diseases, the difficulties of finding the best variety, & the hazards of smuggling its seeds & seedlings out of Peru. Maps.
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