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The Fever Trail: The hunt for the cure for malaria by Mark Honigsbaum. Mark Honigsbaum has been a prominent journalist for the last eighteen years, his work appearing in the Observer, the Guardian, the Evening Standard, the Sunday Times, GQ and Vogue. In 2000 he was bitten by the travel bug and left England to retrace the routes of three Victorian explorers who were despatched to South America in 1860 to obtain seeds and plants of the Cinchona tree - the source of quinine. Venturing deep into the Venezuelan Amazon and over the volcano Chimborazo, in Ecuador, he suffered dysentry and altitude sickness, and was attacked by mosquitoes so many times he lost count. Thankfully, however, he did not contract malaria. The result of his endeavours is The Fever Trail: the hunt for the cure for malaria (Macmillan; 18.99), the fascinating true story of the men who risked everything for the bark of the Cinchona tree. Order this book from Amazon.

Plague Legends: From the Miasmas of Hippocrates To the Microbes of Pasteur by Socrates Litsios.
Burton Singer, Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University says: "Plague Legends is a fascinating contribution to the history of medicine.... Litsios' profiles and interpretations of the 18th and 19th century outbreaks of bubonic plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, yellow fever, cholera, and malaria are masterful."

Read the full preview; thebook outline; or find ordering information. Plague Legends: From the Miasmas of Hippocrates To the Microbes of Pasteur Copyright 2001 by Socrates Litsios ISBN: 1-888725-33-8 Plague Legends

Mosquito: The Story of Mankind's Deadliest Foe by Andrew Spielman and Michael D'Antonio This book is a fascinating study of one tiny insect, its devastating role in history, and its growing threat to mankind. From the defeat of the barbarian armies seeking to invade malaria-infested Rome, to the recent panic over the West Nile Virus in New York, Andrew Spielman examines man's strange relationship with the mosquito. "This is exactly the right book on the mosquito for a broad audience: clear, authoritative... and right to the point on the insect's enormous importance to humanity."(Edward O. Wilson). Andrew Spielman is Harvard University's senior specialist in tropical illness and has dedicated his life to understanding mosquitoes. He is regarded a leading authority on the subject by the United Nations. Michael D'Antonio is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Faber and Faber Ltd., London, UK Publication date 9 July 2001/ ISBN: 0571 209807/UK RRP: 10.99 To order a copy, contact bookpost on 01624 836000 or bookshop@enterprise.net
Antimalarial Chemotherapy: Mechanisms of Action, Resistance, and New Directions in Drug Discovery by Philip J. Rosenthal, MD This book covers subject categories such as Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Parasitology.
Methods in Malaria Research is a collection of a variety of protocols in malaria research from a collaboration involving the labs of the editors as well as the MR4 [Malaria Research and Reference Reagent Resource Center] at ATCC (Manassas; Virginia, USA) and KEMRI/CGMRC / Wellcome Trust Research Unit (Kilifi, Kenya). The book contains 73 pages of protocols and was edited by Martha Schlichtherle and Mats Wahlgren (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm Sweden), Hedvig Perlmann (Stockholm University, Sweden) and Artur Scherf (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France).
Additional information is available from the MR4 Center.
Malaria in Pregnancy: Deadly Parasite, Susceptible Host  Patrick E. Duffy and Michael Fried, Eds.(Harwood Academic Publishers) Malaria in pregnancy has been a longstanding conundrum - why do women, immune to the parasite after years of exposure suddenly become susceptible to infection during first pregnancies? The current understanding of malaria in pregnancy and the continued controversies surrounding this syndrome, will fascinate all students, scientists and policy-makers interested in infectious disease and women's health.
Malaria - Molecular and Clinical Aspects M. Wahlgren & P. Perlmann, Eds. (Harwood Academic Publishers 1999) This multiauthored text covers the important areas of malaria research, particularly focusing on those sectors which are of clinical importance for the understanding of the disease, the parasite, and its vector.

Parasitic Diseases 4th edition, newly revised. Description of updates and ordering information.

Bugs in Armor by Robert Bwire & Albert Jan Van Leusden Description:    From military expeditions in antiquity to peacekeeping missions in the twentieth century, malaria has been the single most important medical problem confronting nonimmune troops in malarious regions. Its devastating effects were clearly visible during both world wars. During the Macedonian campaign in World War I, an exasperated French general could not counterattack as he desperately reported, "Regret that my army is in hospital with malaria." Malaria also popped up in Korea, Vietnam and during Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. Often malaria causes more casualties than enemy action. A 1772 Dutch force sent to quell rioting slaves in Surinam lost three-quarters of its troops to malaria, and only a handful to the rebels.
"Bugs in Armor" takes the reader on a historical journey of military expeditions and their encounters with a relentless bug - the malaria parasite. It is also a story of how this confrontation fuelled research that gave the world a better understanding of the nature of malaria, its treatment and prevention.
Books with Reviews
The Tomorrow of Malaria by Socrates Litsios
The Malaria Capers by Robert S. Desowitz
The Coming Plague by Laurie Garrett
Malaria Vaccine Development ~ Stephen L. Hoffman (Editor)
Other Titles
Adaptation to Malaria: The Interaction of Biology and Culture ~ Lawrence S. Greene & Maria Enrica Danubio (Eds.) 1998
Malaria and Development ~ P.Brown & R. Packard, Eds. A special issue of the journal Medical Anthropology 1997
Molecular Immunological Considerations in Malaria Vaccine Development by Michael F. Good & Allan J. Saul
Ronald Ross: Malariologist and Polymath: a Biography by Ted Nye & Mary Gibson
Malaria Dreams : An African Adventure by Stuart Stevens
An Illustrated History of Malaria by Charles M. Poser & G. W. Bruyn
Insect Man : The Fight Against Malaria in Africa by Alec Smith
Malaria : A Publication of the Tropical Programme of the Wellcome Trust ~ A.J. Knell (Editor)
Malaria : Obstacles and Opportunities : A Report of the Committee for the Study on Malaria Prevention and Control ~ Stanley C. Oakes & Violaine S. Mitchel & Greg W. Pearson
Malaria; A Layman's Guide by Martine Maurel
Transport and Trafficking in the Malaria-Infected Erythrocye - Novartis Foundation Symposium (Ciba Foundation Symposia Series, 226) ~ Gail Cardew (Editor)