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5 milestones in public healthcare that have changed our lives

Updated: Nov 1, 2021


  1. Vaccines - whether you're for or against the COVID-19 vaccine, there's no doubt other vaccines developed throughout history have had an impact on human history, preventing or minimizing the impact of infectious diseases.

  2. Surgical Anesthesia and Antisepsis - thankfully, surgery is not as gravely painful and dangerous as in decades/centuries past.

  3. Clean water and sanitation - these measures have helped to dramatically cut down the incidence of illness due to water-borne diseases.

  4. Antibiotics and Antivirals - from the early days of the accidental discovery of penicillin, various antibiotics and antivirals have helped humankind avoid and survive otherwise deadly illnesses.

  5. Contraception - another topic argued pro and con, is this development having such a profound impact on the social aspect of male+female interaction by giving women--worldwide--the ability to have control over their fertility.

Adapted from "10 Health Advances That Changed the World", retrieved from the internet on 10/31/2021 at URL https://abcnews.go.com/Health/TenWays/story?id=3605442&page=1


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