In Vitro Characterization of a Nineteenth-Century Therapy for Smallpox

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William Arndt; Chandra Mitnik; Karen L Denzler; Stacy White; Robert Waters; Bertram L Jacobs; Yvan Rochon; Victoria A Olson; Inger K Damon; Jeffrey O Langland;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 7, issue 3 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC3302891, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032610
  • Subject: Chemistry | Biotechnology | Research Article | Biology | Infectious Diseases | Microbiology | Botany | Medicine | Viral Diseases | Q | R | Virology | Science | Biochemistry | Plant Science | Phytochemistry
    mesheuropmc: viruses | complex mixtures | virus diseases

In the nineteenth century, smallpox ravaged through the United States and Canada. At this time, a botanical preparation, derived from the carnivorous plant Sarracenia purpurea, was proclaimed as being a successful therapy for smallpox infections. The work described char... View more
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