Atabrine is the trade name for quinacrine, an acridinic derivative which was used to cure malaria in the past and nowadays diseases caused by parasites such as “Giardia intestinalis”.

This sample of Atabrine can be seen in a show case of the Museo dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità, inside the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Rome.

  • Photos and main text by Cristian Nicolae Gilca moc.liamg|3naitsircaclig#| and Mattia Della Rocca moc.liamg|9accoralled.aittam#| (December 2017), courtesy of Istituto Superiore di Sanità and of Paola De Castro (Director of the Publishing Unit)


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