The Fever Trail: In Search of the Cure for Malaria

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Macmillan, May 1, 2003 - History - 344 pages
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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.
  

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Fine account of the search for the cure of Malaria. Honigsbaum's work takes the reader through South America, Africa, and the South Pacific as well as Victorial London. Along the way, an understanding of the workings of malarial cycle becomes all too apparent. Read full review

The fever trail: in search of the cure for malaria

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Few young Americans have felt malaria's debilitating chills and fever or realize that it is still one of the world's major killers. This first book by British journalist Honigsbaum follows the ... Read full review

Contents

The Fever
3
The Cure
19
The Curse
39
The Vision
63
The Philanthropist
81
The Quest
109
Spruces Ridge
127
The Shadow in the Forest
146
The Great White Hope
187
The Malaria Fighters
209
The Vaccine Hunters
234
Epilogue
263
Afterword
277
Note on Sources
285
Bibliography
297
Copyright

A Tale of Two Seeds
158

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About the author (2003)

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.

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