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The Fever Trail: In Search of the Cure for Malaria

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Until the middle of the seventeenth century, little was understood about malaria, the deadly disease that decimated populations and crippled armies. A legend, however, persisted about a beautiful Spanish countess who was cured during a stay in Peru by drinking a medicine made from the bark of a miraculous tree. And so began the search for the elusive cinchona tree by a trio of British explorers who sought to rid the world of malaria. Today, in laboratories and research facilities, the hunt continues—this time for a vaccine against the disease that eludes all efforts to contain it.

About the Author

Mark Honigsbaum is a former chief reporter of The Observer in London. He has written for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, GQ, and Vogue. He lives in London with his wife and two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312421809
Subtitle:
In Search of the Cure for Malaria
Publisher:
Picador
Author:
Honigsbaum, Mark
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20030501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes drawings plus two 8-page bandw
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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