Author James Michener memorialized the drug with a fictional character named Atabrine
Benny in his 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning compendium of short stories, Tales of the South Pacific.
All of us took daily doses of Atabrine
to ward off malaria and it worked as long as we continued taking the medicine.
All of these efforts, plus intensive troop education and the introduction of Atabrine
for malaria chemoprophylaxis, brought malaria under control in endemic areas during the last year of the war.
The principal anti-malarial medication for World War II was Mepacrine (known among American forces as Atabrine
If the lupus remains active after 6-8 weeks of the drug, add the antimalarial drug quinacrine (Atabrine
) at a dosage of 100 mg/day, she suggested at a dermatology conference sponsored by the Skin Disease Education Foundation.