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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

a medicine story

In 1969, she was tasked with finding an alternative antimalarial drug to chloroquine.  With inspiration from folk recipes and ancient records, she found artemisinin. 
HERE is the inspiring story.  
A handful of qinghao immersed in two liters of water, wring out the juice and drink it all (青蒿一握, 以水二升渍, 绞取汁, 尽服之)
Tu Youyou was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2015. 

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