Medicine: The Shakes

Malaria, which killed Alexander the Great in his prime and often saved Rome by cutting down besieging armies, is still the greatest enemy of man's health and welfare. The U.S. is one of the few areas of the world that has reduced malaria's ravages to manageable size. Elsewhere, it claims 300 million victims, 3,000,000 of whom die each year. By sapping the vitality of its victims, malaria breeds poverty. It bars economic progress in so many parts of the world that it has been called a "gigantic ally of barbarism."

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