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Science  19 Jul 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5580, pp. 342
DOI: 10.1126/science.1073300

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The Fever Trail In Search of the Cure for Malaria. Mark Honigsbaum. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, New York, 2002. 341 pp. $25. ISBN 0-374-15469-4.

The Fever Trail The Hunt for the Cure for Malaria. Macmillan, London, 2001. 363 pp. £18.99. ISBN 0-333-90185-1.

Honigsbaum anchors this history of the search to find a cure for malaria on the quinine) and efforts of the British to obtain the cinchona tree (the source of transport it to their colonies.