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Medical Museum Science Café

"The Malaria Project": America's Secret Mission to Combat Malaria During World War II

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When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6-7pm

National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910


As malaria devastated American troops in the early years of World War II, the U.S. government mounted an all-out hunt to find a cure. The research was fraught with medical and ethical challenges. Public health journalist Karen Masterson will share her experiences learning about the incredible history behind malaria vaccine research during the 20th century.


FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.


Call (301) 319-3303 or email USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil