Medicine: Malaria Cure?

After spending four years and $7,000,000, OSRD researchers half-hoped, half-believed that they had found a permanent cure for relapsing malaria (which plagues almost half the world's population). Its name: SN 13,276. Last week in Atlantic City, Squibb Institute's Dr. James A. Shannon released some promising facts about this newest member of the eight-aminoquinoline group (to which belongs Plasmochin, antimalarial drug developed by German scientists in 1926, later discarded as ineffective and too toxic).

The new drug is so powerful that a two-week course of treatments cures the disease permanently, thus making possible coordinated,...

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