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War and disease : biomedical research on malaria in the twentieth century / Leo B. Slater.

Author:
Slater, Leo Barney, 1963- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009.
Description:
x, 249 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series:
Critical issues in health and medicine. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"In this historical study, Leo Slater explores 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 specialists to provide the best drugs to the nation's military. This wartime research would deliver chloroquine - a wonder drug for the prevention and treatment of malaria - and a host of other chemotherapeutic insights."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-241) and index.
Contents:
Ch. 1. Quinine and the Environment of Disease -- Ch. 2. Avian Malaria -- Ch. 3. New Drugs -- Ch. 4. Preparing for War -- Ch. 5. Cooperation and Coordination -- Ch. 6. Trust and Transition -- Ch. 7. Chloroquine, Wonder Drug -- Ch. 8. Lessons Learned.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780813544380 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 0813544386 (hardcover : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2008013961
OCLC:
217263392
RCP:
C - S