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Author Sherman, Irwin W., author.

Title Magic bullets to conquer malaria : from quinine to qinghaosu / Irwin W. Sherman
Published Washington, DC : ASM Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 298 pages) : illustrations
Series Textbook, ASM Press
Textbook, ASM Press
Contents From breathing bad air to biting beasts -- Myth to medicine : quinine -- Synthetic dyes to drugs : atabrine and chloroquine -- Antimicrobials to antimalarials : prontosil, pyrimethamine, proguanil, and atovaquone -- To destroy liver stages : primaquine and tafenoquine -- Quinine to mefloquine -- Reversal of fortune -- Sweet wormwood of success : qinghaosu -- Antibiotics and the apicoplast -- A possible dream : control by blocking transmission -- The dream of eradication -- A reasonable dream
Summary After more than four decades of working on the frontlines in the war against malaria, author Irwin Sherman is uniquely qualified to present this chronicle of the search for medicines to conquer malaria. The book reviews the history of antimalarial medicines and it also explains the hurdles that lie ahead in the discovery and development of effective treatments and control strategies. It provides new perspectives on the process of drug discovery and challenges of overcoming drug resistance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-276) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Antimalarials -- History
Malaria -- Treatment -- History
Malaria -- prevention & control
Antimalarials -- therapeutic use
Malaria -- drug therapy
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Malaria -- Treatment.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010005516
ISBN 9781683670995