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Samples of cinchona bark, Quinquina Route Equateur, prepared

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Quinine is the component of cinchona bark which was used to treat and prevent malaria. Besides being used to treat malaria, cinchona bark was also a pain and fever reliever. Quinine is extracted by a complex chemical process. There are many species of the plant. This sample is from Quinquina Route Equateur. The sample was prepared by F Laurent, a pharmacist, at H Salle, a chemist and druggist shop, in Paris, France, in 1930-1931. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Paris, Ville de Paris, Île-de-France, France


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