The Fever Trail: In Search of the Cure for Malaria

Voorkant
Macmillan, 2003 - 344 pagina's
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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(this review was originally written for bookslut) The Fever Trail presents a fascinating story that, in my opinion, could have been better written. I was very excited when my review copy arrived in ... Volledige review lezen

LibraryThing Review

Gebruikersrecensie  - greeniezona - LibraryThing

(this review was originally written for bookslut) The Fever Trail presents a fascinating story that, in my opinion, could have been better written. I was very excited when my review copy arrived in ... Volledige review lezen

Inhoudsopgave

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
A Tale of Two Seeds
158
The Great White Hope
187
The Malaria Fighters
209
The Vaccine Hunters
234
Epilogue
263
Afterword
277
Bibliography
297
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Over de auteur (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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