Christopher Ondaatje

You Give Me Fever

The Miraculous Fever-Tree: Malaria, Medicine and the Cure that Changed the World

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ANYONE WHO HAS ever suffered from malaria will find much of interest in this well-researched and personal story of malaria and the cure that revolutionised medicine. And anyone who hasn’t would be well advised to learn about this deadly sickness, which kills as many as three million people a year. ‘In the last decade’, writes Fiammetta Rocco, ‘malaria has killed at least ten times as many children as have died in all the wars that have been fought over the same period. Yet the mosquito that carries it is little larger than a single eyelash.’

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