Herbs And Empires: A Brief History Of Malaria Drugs

"What do Jesuit priests, gin and tonics, and ancient Chinese scrolls have in common? They all show up in our animated history of malaria.

It's a story of geopolitical struggles, traditional medicine, and above all, a war of escalation between scientists and a tiny parasite. Malaria has proved to be a wily foe: Every time we think we have it backed into a corner, it somehow escapes.

Produced by
Adam Cole

Senior Producer
Ben de la Cruz

Production Assistance
Michaeleen Doucleff
Karen Farfan

"Danse Macabre," Camille Saint-Saƫns
Paul Paray, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Farooq U., Mahajan, R.C. (2004) Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
Mockenhaupt, F. P. (1995) Parasitology Today
Pyae Phyo et al. (2012) The Lancet
Talisun, A.O., et. al.(2004) Clinical Microbiology Reviews

Sound Effects
freesound.org: benboncan, daikirai, digifishmusic,
gelo papas, mkoenig, offthesky, redjim, rkeato, schademans,
syna max, xenognosis

Historical Images
National Library of Medicine, Corbis Images,
Wellcome Image Library, Getty Images,
Wikimedia Commons, Public Health Image Library" - y/t

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