The Malaria Project - The U.S. Government's Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure-logo

The Malaria Project - The U.S. Government's Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure

Karen M. Masterson

More Information

Description:

A fascinating and shocking historical exposé, The Malaria Project is the story of America's secret mission to combat malaria during World War II-a campaign modeled after a German project which tested experimental drugs on men gone mad from syphilis. American war planners, foreseeing the tactical need for a malaria drug, recreated the German model, then grew it tenfold. Quickly becoming the biggest and most important medical initiative of the war, the project tasked dozens of the country's top research scientists and university labs to find a treatment to remedy half a million U.S. troops incapacitated by malaria. Spearheading the new U.S. effort was Dr. Lowell T. Coggeshall, the son of a poor Indiana farmer whose persistent drive and curiosity led him to become one of the most innovative thinkers in solving the malaria problem. He recruited private corporations, such as today's Squibb and Eli Lilly, and the nation's best chemists out of Harvard and Johns Hopkins to make novel compounds that skilled technicians tested on birds. Giants in the field of clinical research, including the future NIH director James Shannon, then tested the drugs on mental health patients and convicted criminals-including infamous murderer Nathan Leopold. By 1943, a dozen strains of malaria brought home in the veins of sick soldiers were injected into these human guinea pigs for drug studies. After hundreds of trials and many deaths, they found their "magic bullet," but not in a U.S. laboratory. America 's best weapon against malaria, still used today, was captured in battle from the Nazis. Called chloroquine, it went on to save more lives than any other drug in history. Karen M. Masterson, a journalist turned malaria researcher, uncovers the complete story behind this dark tale of science, medicine and war. Illuminating, riveting and surprising, The Malaria Project captures the ethical perils of seeking treatments for disease while ignoring the human condition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kimberly Farr

Length:

16h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:07


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:27


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:58


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:06


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:17


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:57


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:26


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:06


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:49


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:12


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:33


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:29


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:01


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:18


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:14


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:10


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:27


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:32


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:51


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:02


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:20


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:17


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:43


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:44


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:21


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:55


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:51


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:24


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:40


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:51


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:56


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:57


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:32


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:57


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:21


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:07


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:55


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:35


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:22


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:09


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:46


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:27


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:11


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:13


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:33


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:21


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:15


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:57


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:51


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:19


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:35


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:41


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:26


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:16


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:13


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:51


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:41


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:33


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:52


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:28


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:58


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:01


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:50


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:32


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:01


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:50


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:38


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:15


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:56


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:30


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:24


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:43


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:47


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:13


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:15


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:35


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:15


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:12


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:53


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:45


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:14


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:13


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:09


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:30


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:05


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:30


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:22


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:09


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:07


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:29


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:50


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:46


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

08:31


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:08


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:06


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:33


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:40


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

08:30


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

07:20


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:45


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:33


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:34


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

08:25


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:22


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:01


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:50


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

09:06


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:39


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:55


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

07:53


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

07:40


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:29


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

00:44