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It is now about three hundred years since Cinchona bark was first made use of by Europeans. There is much evidence to show that the Indians of Peru were aware of its curative value before the arrival of the Jesuit missionaries, but the usual statement in regard to the first utilization of the bark by Europeans is the one which led to the application of the name Cinchona by Linnaeus. Having been appointed Viceroy of Peru in 1628, the Count of Chinchon went with his Countess to that country to take up his official duties. There they both suffered from
THE TERCENTENARY OF CINCHONA. Ann Intern Med. ;4:1474–1476. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-11-1474
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(11):1474-1476.
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