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review à The Malaria Project · [PDF] ✪ The Malaria Project Author Karen Masterson – Citybells.co.uk A fascinating and shocking historical exposé The Malaria Project is the story of America's secret mission to combat malaria during World War II—a campaign modeled after a German project which teste A fascinating and shocking historical e[PDF] The Malaria Project Author Karen Masterson Citybells.co.uk A fascinating and shocking historical exposé The Malaria Project is the story of America's secret mission to combat malaria during World War II—a campaign modeled after a German project which teste A fascinating and shocking historical exposé The Malaria Project is the story of America's secret mission to combat malaria during World War II—a campaign modeled after a German project which tested experimental drugs on men gone mad from syphilisAmerican war planners foreseeing the tactical The Malaria ePUB need for a malaria drug recreated the German model then grew it tenfold uickly becoming the biggest and most important med.

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Ical initiative of the war the project tasked dozens of the country’s top research scientists and university labs to find a treatment to remedy half a million US troops incapacitated by malariaSpearheading the new US effort was Dr Lowell T Coggeshall the son of a poor Indiana farmer whose persistent drive and curiosity led him to become one of the most innovative thinkers in solving the malaria problem He recruited private corporations such as today's Suibb and Eli Lilly and the nation’s best chemists out of Harvard and Johns Hopkins to make novel compounds that skilled technicians tested on birds Giants in the field of clinical research including the future NIH director James Shannon then tested the drugs on mental health patients and co.

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The Malaria ProjectNvicted criminals—including infamous murderer Nathan LeopoldBy a dozen strains of malaria brought home in the veins of sick soldiers were injected into these human guinea pigs for drug studies After hundreds of trials and many deaths they found their “magic bullet” but not in a US laboratory America 's best weapon against malaria still used today was captured in battle from the Nazis Called chlorouine it went on to save lives than any other drug in historyKaren M Masterson a journalist turned malaria researcher uncovers the complete story behind this dark tale of science medicine and war Illuminating riveting and surprising The Malaria Project captures the ethical perils of seeking treatments for disease while ignoring the human condition.

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  • Maha

    review à The Malaria Project The Malaria ProjectEven though I am an expert on malaria and I did my PhD studying the genomics of the parasite I was totally oblivious of the hideous history of scientific research on MalariaThis book will make you think in fact as a scientist I think I even feel a heart ache We haven't cured malaria we haven't eliminated it our life style has We are no longer exposed to it since we have air conditions and decent nets on our windows that malaria is no longer a threat urbanization drives malaria away Yes of course the global campaings did achieve certain successes but Malaria still has no effective drug to totally treat it and no effective vaccine after nearly 70 years of global funds Now looking back in time how many souls suffered prisoners women children jews africans its remarkable that no one knows much about such dyre pastKaren did her homework she dug deep into US records so went the 22 yards to complete the portrait with human touc


  • Harry

    review à The Malaria Project The Malaria ProjectFantastic read and gave me a new respect for malaria And a connection to syphilis that I never would have expected


  • Lionel Taylor

    review à The Malaria Project The Malaria ProjectMalaria is a disease that has plagued people living in tropic and semitropic environments since the beginning of human history It debilitates millions of people a year and is a scourage in the countries that can least afford to deal with it This book documents the worldwide effort to eradicate or at least control the disease in the years leading up to and during World War II When America went to war in the Pacific and as it fought Nazi forces in North Africa and Italy it had to fight another invisible enemy that could be just as deadly as the one that was shooting at them Hordes of malaria carrying mosuitoes swarmed soldiers and Marines camps often time taking thousands of men out of action as they struggle with the disease over and over caught in a cycle of infection recovery and relapse The conditions of war mud puddles trash shell holes and generally unsanitary conditions made the spread that much uicker Masterson states that in many battles in the Pacific one of t


  • Eric Li

    review à The Malaria Project The Malaria ProjectOverall a comprehensive coverage of development of Human's understanding and treatment of Malaria during WWII I enjoy the parallel between American prison experiment and SS concentration camp one and whether Shilling is guilty or does he deserve to be hung Also enjoy Masters


  • Tom Schmidt

    review à The Malaria Project The Malaria ProjectFascinating read on the development of antimalarials environment measures to control mosuitoes and the bioethics of using prisoners in medical research during WWII


  • Nicky Petersen

    review à The Malaria Project The Malaria ProjectIncredible book that uncovers a moment in history where the field of infectious disease is MUCH different than now It’s hard to believe this is even nonfiction


  • Fredrick Danysh

    review à The Malaria Project The Malaria ProjectThis is a history of the disease malaria its effects on mankind and the efforts to find a cure and eradicate the disease Efforts by the US government some uestionable ethically are also discussed


  • Annie Oosterwyk

    review à The Malaria Project The Malaria ProjectThis was a great and informative book Much of the research was done and made crucial because of WWII with populations moving around the world and the environment ground up a


  • Elizabeth

    review à The Malaria Project The Malaria Projectaudiobook While it opened my eyes to the complexity of malaria research and to some of the amazing undertakings perfor


  • Bryan

    review à The Malaria Project The Malaria ProjectExcellent read Somewhat technical in parts but anyone with some basic knowledge of biology should have no trouble My only annoyance was that the author sometimes digressed than needed Sometimes the digressions were interesting but sometimes they were distracting