The Malaria Project: The Secret Battle that Changed the Course of WWII Karen Masterson

ISBN: 9780230614307

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The Malaria Project: The Secret Battle that Changed the Course of WWII  by  Karen Masterson

The Malaria Project: The Secret Battle that Changed the Course of WWII by Karen Masterson
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In 2004, journalist Karen Masterson stumbled upon a forgotten memo in the National Archives that set her on a mission to unearth a disturbing chapter of World War II history. It contained a secret plan: The U.S. Government would launch a ManhattanMoreIn 2004, journalist Karen Masterson stumbled upon a forgotten memo in the National Archives that set her on a mission to unearth a disturbing chapter of World War II history.

It contained a secret plan: The U.S. Government would launch a Manhattan Project-style drug development program to defeat malaria, which by late 1942, had caused ten times more casualties in the Pacific than enemy fire. Americas covert anti-malaria program became the wars Number 1 medical priority.

After two years of subjecting syphilitics and prison volunteers to horrendous malaria symptoms and painful drug-related side effects, the program found its magic bullet. But it wasnt discovered by one of the many drug companies working for the war effort. It was stolen in battle from the Nazis, brought to the United States, and developed into an American-made wonder cure.



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