The miraculous fever-tree

malaria, medicine and the cure that changed the world

By Rocco, Fiammetta

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ISBN
978-0-06019-951-7
Publisher
London : HarperCollins, 2003.


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Reviewed on August 1, 2003

Before the discovery of malaria's causes and treatments, the mosquito-borne illness was a killer that held sway over tropical countries and extended deadly tendrils into more northern climes. Born in Kenya, Rocco (literary editor at The Economist) was exposed to the disease at an early age. Four of the girls from her primary school class died of cerebral malaria before they turned 40, and she herself contracted the illness in her teens, a fact which may have spurred her desire to write this engaging ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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