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Tu Youyou's Discovery: Finding a Cure for Malaria

Tu Youyou had been interested in science and medicine since she was a child, so in 1969, she went to work finding a treatment for malaria. The disease infected people around the world, but the medicines people used to treat it was becoming less effective as resistant strains spread. Trained as a medical researcher in college and healed by traditional medicine techniques when she was young, Tu Youyou started experimenting with natural Chinese remedies.

With the help of her team, Tu Youyou started poring through home remedies for symptoms of malaria, like intermittent fever. And one of them, artemisinin derived from sweet wormwood, turned out to be the key! The treatment she discovered through years of research and experimentation is still used all over the world today, and she would win the Nobel Prize for her discovery. This picture book from the She Made History series is an inspiring introduction to a pioneering malariologist whose work has saved millions of lives.

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Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 9
Author Songju Ma Daemicke
Illustrator Lin
ISBN 0807581119
Publication Date Oct 1, 2021
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company
Language English