Answering an Appeal by Mao Led Tu Youyou, a Chinese Scientist, to a Nobel Prize

October 6, 2015 6:02 AM

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Answering an Appeal by Mao Led Tu Youyou, a Chinese Scientist, to a Nobel Prize

BEIJING — During the upheaval of China’s Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, when many of the country’s Western-trained scientists were shunned and persecuted, the government had an urgent scientific problem that needed attention.

North Vietnam, an important ally that was in the middle of war with the United States, had asked for a way to reduce the deaths of its soldiers from malaria, which had become resistant to the drug chloroquine. Malaria was also killing large numbers of people in southern China.

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