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quinacrine

[′kwin·ə·krən]
(pharmacology)
C23H30ClN3O Formerly an important antimalarial drug but now used in the treatment of giardiasis, tapeworm infections, amebiasis, and a variety of other conditions.
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"Yet Atabrine was effective, if only the men could be made to take it," notes author David Steinert in "The History of WWII Medicine," an article on his World War II Combat Medic website (www.mtaofnj.org/content/WWII Combat Medic--Dave Steinert/ index.htm).
Gradually, fatigued and disease-ridden men began to repudiate Atabrine. It was a vicious cycle.
With all of those measures and a steady diet of propaganda that persuaded soldiers to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites or take their atabrine if infected, malaria rates dropped significantly, and US armed forces became substantially more effective.
Clinically approved Atabrine (quinacrine) became the drug of choice in 1943, and, shortly after the war, chloroquine was identified, which has had an enduring influence on antimalarial chemotherapy.
I took Atabrine for the malaria and painted my legs with gentian violet as an antiseptic for the jungle rot.