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Author Slater, Leo Barney, 1963-

Title War and disease : biomedical research on malaria in the twentieth century / Leo B. Slater
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (x, 249 pages) : illustrations
Series Critical issues in health and medicine
Critical issues in health and medicine
Contents Quinine and the environment of disease -- Avian malaria -- New drugs -- Preparing for war -- Cooperation and coordination -- Trust and transition -- Chloroquine, wonder drug -- Lessons learned
Summary Malaria is one of the leading killers in the world today. Though drugs against malaria have a long history, attempts to develop novel therapeutics spanned the twentieth century and continue today. In this historical study, Leo B. Slater shows the roots and branches of an enormous drug development project during World War II. Fighting around the globe, American soldiers were at high risk for contracting malaria, yet quinine-a natural cure-became harder to acquire. A U.S. government-funded antimalarial program, initiated by the National Research Council, brought together diverse laboratories and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-241) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Malaria -- Treatment -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Malaria -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Antimalarials -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Chloroquine -- Therapeutic use -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Malaria -- history
Biomedical Research -- history
History, 20th Century
MEDICAL -- Infectious Diseases.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Contagious.
MEDICAL -- History.
Malaria -- Research
Malaria -- Treatment
United States
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780813546469