Antimalarial Chemotherapy: Mechanisms of Action, Resistance, and New Directions in Drug Discovery, edited by P. J. Rosenthal. 2001. Humana Press, Totowa, New Jersey. ISBN: 0-89603-670-7. 396 p.

It has been a long time since we were treated to a book on malaria chemotherapy. The mid-1980s saw the publication of a 2-volume set edited by Peters and Richards (Antimalarial Drugs, Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology, volume 68, I & II, 1984) and a concise book from WHO edited by Bruce-Chwatt (Chemotherapy of Malaria, 1986). Much has transpired since then in the field of malarial chemotherapy. The pace of antimalarial drug research has quickened notably with the realization that a broadly useful vaccine is not, in fact, just around the corner. Thus, the appearance of this new book is propitious. It really is overdue.

Put together by Philip Rosenthal, “Antimalarial Chemotherapy…” consists of 20 chapters, contributed by a...

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