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The “febrifuge principle” of cinchona barks


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Author: Carreira, Teresa
Lopes, Sandra
Maia, Elisa
Date: 2007
Published in: 38th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy, Sevilla September 19-22 2007
Document type: Presentation
Abstract: The antipyretic properties of cinchona barks were known since ancient times in South America, particularly in Peru. The use of these barks in medicines against “fevers” in Europe in the 17th century made the exploitation of cinchonas of Peru a highl...
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