The Making of a Tropical Disease: A Short History of Malaria (Johns Hopkins Biographies of Disease)

The Making of a Tropical Disease: A Short History of Malaria (Johns Hopkins Biographies of Disease)

We’ve known how to cure malaria since the 1600s, so why does the disease still kill hundreds of thousands every year? It’s more than just a problem of medicine, says journalist Sonia Shah. A look into the history of malaria reveals three big-picture challenges to its eradication. Photos: Adam Nadel.

We’ve known how to cure malaria since the 1600s, so why does the disease still kill hundreds of thousands every year? It’s more than just a problem of medicine, says journalist Sonia Shah. A look into the history of malaria reveals three big-picture challenges to its eradication. Photos: Adam Nadel.

Humanity's Burden: A Global History of Malaria

Humanity's Burden: A Global History of Malaria (Paperback)

Humanity's Burden: A Global History of Malaria

What do Jesuit priests, gin and tonics, and ancient Chinese scrolls have in common? They all show up in our animated history of malaria. It's a story of geop...

What do Jesuit priests, gin and tonics, and ancient Chinese scrolls have in common? They all show up in our animated history of malaria. It's a story of geop...

We’ve known how to cure malaria since the 1600s, so why does the disease still kill hundreds of thousands every year? It’s more than just a problem of medicine, says journalist Sonia Shah. A look into the history of malaria reveals three big-picture challenges to its eradication. Photos: Adam Nadel.

We’ve known how to cure malaria since the 1600s, so why does the disease still kill hundreds of thousands every year? It’s more than just a problem of medicine, says journalist Sonia Shah. A look into the history of malaria reveals three big-picture challenges to its eradication. Photos: Adam Nadel.

"Bitter Pill to Swallow" - For centuries, a physician's pellet for use in sickness has been known as a pill. Bark of the cinchona tree was effective in fighting malaria, but the quinine it contained was extremely bitter. Since medications weren't coated, cinchona pellets caused any disagreeable thing to be termed a bitter pill to swallow.

"Bitter Pill to Swallow" - For centuries, a physician's pellet for use in sickness has been known as a pill. Bark of the cinchona tree was effective in fighting malaria, but the quinine it contained was extremely bitter. Since medications weren't coated, cinchona pellets caused any disagreeable thing to be termed a bitter pill to swallow.

A brief history of malaria, leprosy, and smallpox.Contagion | Lapham’s Quarterly

A brief history of malaria, leprosy, and smallpox.Contagion | Lapham’s Quarterly

Gin, Jesuit priests, communist bravado — the history of malaria is littered with strange bedfellows, as our video shows. The parasite has proved to be a wily foe, frustrating human efforts to control it time and time again.

Herbs And Empires: A Brief, Animated History Of Malaria Drugs

Gin, Jesuit priests, communist bravado — the history of malaria is littered with strange bedfellows, as our video shows. The parasite has proved to be a wily foe, frustrating human efforts to control it time and time again.

We’ve known how to cure malaria since the 1600s, so why does the disease still kill hundreds of thousands every year? It’s more than just a problem of medicine, says journalist Sonia Shah. A look into the history of malaria reveals three big-picture challenges to its eradication. Photos: Adam Nadel.

We’ve known how to cure malaria since the 1600s, so why does the disease still kill hundreds of thousands every year? It’s more than just a problem of medicine, says journalist Sonia Shah. A look into the history of malaria reveals three big-picture challenges to its eradication. Photos: Adam Nadel.

Herbs And Empires: A Brief, Animated History Of Malaria Drugs

Herbs And Empires: A Brief, Animated History Of Malaria Drugs

Here's one I bet nobody remembered! Annie Awful that came out in 1943 to help fight malaria in Africa. She was a cartoon developed to send the message that Malaria was deadly. Here, she is deadly cute!

Majori - 2012 - Short History of Malaria and Its Eradication in It #malaria

Majori - 2012 - Short History of Malaria and Its Eradication in It #malaria

Sonia Shah: 3 reasons we still haven’t gotten rid of malaria  We’ve known how to cure malaria since the 1600s, so why does the disease still kill hundreds of thousands every year? It’s more than just a problem of medicine, says journalist Sonia Shah. A look into the history of malaria reveals three big-picture challenges to its eradication. Photos: Adam Nadel.

Sonia Shah: 3 reasons we still haven’t gotten rid of malaria We’ve known how to cure malaria since the 1600s, so why does the disease still kill hundreds of thousands every year? It’s more than just a problem of medicine, says journalist Sonia Shah. A look into the history of malaria reveals three big-picture challenges to its eradication. Photos: Adam Nadel.

We need more people like them…

We need more people like them…

It would be nice if people that made real contributions to society could be more well known than idiotic celebrities.

"8 Surprising Facts About Malaria" - Today, travel to a malaria risk area will typically defer you from donating blood for one year. But did you know that 8 U.S. presidents actually contracted malaria in their lifetimes?  Check out this article from Mental Floss for more of the strange history of malaria.

8 Surprising Facts About Malaria

"8 Surprising Facts About Malaria" - Today, travel to a malaria risk area will typically defer you from donating blood for one year. But did you know that 8 U.S. presidents actually contracted malaria in their lifetimes? Check out this article from Mental Floss for more of the strange history of malaria.

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