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An illustrated history of malaria

Author: Charles M Poser; G W Bruyn
Publisher: New York : Parthenon Pub. Group, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A history of malaria, documenting its impact on human events. It contains illustrations from obscure sources, along with discussion of how malaria is responsible for defeating armies, altering the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles M Poser; G W Bruyn
ISBN: 1850700680 9781850700685
OCLC Number: 40354694
Description: xiv, 165 p., [1] p. of col. plates : ill. ; 31 cm.
Contents: Preface. Foreword, Acknowledgments, Introduction and general considerations: Malaria parasite lifecycle. Clinical manifestations. Pathology and pathogenesis. General history of malaria: Malaria in the ancient world. Malaria in the pre-Columbian America. Illustrations. From swamp fever to the malaria parasite: Malaria: the name and its origin. Melanemia. Animacular theory: Contagium vivum. The cause of malaria: the malarial parasite. The transmission of malaria: The precursors. The mosquito vector. The role of the mosquito in the transmission of malaria. The controversy: a matter of priority. Illustrations. Treatment of malaria: Treatment of malaria before the Peruvian bark and quinine. Pre-Columbian uses of cinchona bark. The Spanish and European traditions. The use of cinchona bark and quinine in North America. The cinchona tree. The cultivation of the cinchona tree. Quinine. Synthetic anti-malarials. Illustrations. Malaria prevention: Protection against mosquitoes. Cinchona bark and quinine prophylaxis. The unsolved problems of malaria prevention. Illustrations. The impact of malaria. Bibliography. Names and dates. Index.
Responsibility: Charles M. Poser and George W. Bruyn.
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