An engraving of a Peruvian forest

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The history of the antimalarial drug chloroquine has many lessons about the power — and geopolitics — of medicine.

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The gathering and drying of cinchona bark in a Peruvian forest. Wood engraving, by C. Leplante, c. 1867, after Faguet.

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