The Miraculous Fever-Tree: Malaria, Medicine and the Cure that Changed the World (Text Only)

The Miraculous Fever-Tree: Malaria, Medicine and the Cure that Changed the World (Text Only)

A rich and wonderful history of quinine – the cure for malaria.

In the summer of 1623, ten cardinals and hundreds of their attendants, engaged in electing a new Pope, died from the 'mal'aria' or 'bad air' of the Roman marshes. Their choice, Pope Urban VIII, determined that a cure should be found for the fever that was the scourge of the Mediterranean, northern Europe and America, and in 1631 a young Jesuit apothecarist in Peru sent to the Old World a cure that… (more)

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Publisher: HarperCollins (May 31, 2012)

Collection: HarperCollins Non-Fiction

Parent ISBN: 9780006532354

Language: English


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