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Magic bullets to conquer malaria : from quinine to qinghaosu

Author: Irwin W Sherman; American Society for Microbiology.
Publisher: Washington, DC : ASM Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Magic Bullets To Conquer Malaria provides a historical overview of the medicines that have been used to treat malaria. It recounts how these drugs were discovered, how they have been used, and why they have failed to eradicate this disease. In addition, readers will learn about the use of larvicides, bednets, and DDT as well as recombinant DNA and monoclonal antibodies to block malaria transmission from mosquitoes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irwin W Sherman; American Society for Microbiology.
ISBN: 9781555815431 155581543X
OCLC Number: 520440813
Description: xiii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Irwin W. Sherman.

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* Chronicles the search for and use of medicines to conquer malaria, one of the world's most devastating and debilitating infectious diseases.  Read more...

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