Mosquitoes, Jesuits, and Botanical Expeditions: the Cinchona Tree and the Fight Against Malaria



From 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm

What does a gin and tonic, the Nobel Prize, and the fall of the Roman Empire, have in common?  Find out when Dr. Eric Tepe, of the University of Cincinnati, talks about malaria, botanical medicine, and the path from traditional cure to cutting edge drugs in the treatment of one of the World’s deadliest diseases. 

Arrive early for the lecture and sample gin and tonic from The Knox Joseph Distillery. Located in OTR, it sits on top of the Great Miami Aquifer. Their recipe is based on one from the 1600s found while researching gin at the Lloyd Library. Meet owner & entrepreneur Michele Hobbs, Head Distiller Chris Mitchell and learn more about small batch artisan distilling and the appreciation of gin.

Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m., lecture starts at 7 p.m.  Registration required.