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How Traditional Chinese Medicine Finally Won Its Nobel Prize

October 6, 2015

(Quartz) – The year’s most prestigious prize in medicine has been bestowed upon Youyou Tu, the lead discoverer of powerful malaria drug artemisinin. In giving her the prize, the Nobel Prize committee has recognized the role ancient knowledge can play in the modern world. But her extraordinary tale, which began during the Vietnam war, also shows traditional medicine’s limitations.

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