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The Fever Trail, The Hunt for the Cure for Malaria
Honigsbaum, Mark,
ISBN: 0374154694
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2002. First Edition
 Hardcover (1/4 Boards 3/4 Boards) Hardcover (1/4 Boards 3/4 Boards). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. preface by author, maps, note on sources, notes, bibliography, acknowledgements and index. Bottle green coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with five pages of maps and between pages 108 and 109 there are eight pages of black-and-white photographs / illustrations. 1/4 dark beige coloured back strip with gilt coloured titles. 3/4 lighter Browning coloured boards. Photographic / illustrated dustwrapper with yellow, green and white coloured titles to the front panel and red, green and yellow coloured titles to the back strip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. Malaria is a parasitical infection that causes, up to 3,000,000 deaths per year. There is no known cure. The Fever Trail tells of the search for the cinchona tree the only source of quinine. Of three Englishmen who were entrusted with the search for the elusive tree, the cloak and dagger smuggling of the seedlings and seeds from Peru and Bolivia to the Colonies; and, of the sobering reality that though quinine and its chemical derivatives have controlled the disease for a little while, there are now drug-resistant strains of the parasite and that no pharmaceutical treatment has been 100% effective. A little rubbing of the book corners and back strip corners. Previous owner's details to the top edge of the title page. A little rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels. This is the first USA edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [7], VIII - XV, [7] 3 - 307, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Medicine & Health; Malaria; ISBN: 0374154694. ISBN/EAN: 9780374154691. Inventory No: 0120162. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0120162  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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