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Old 08-02-2010, 09:59 AM   #1
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Breakthrough!: How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World by Jon Queijo(Amazon Main, Amazon UK)
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:33 AM   #11
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It's a very interesting read. It makes you think how many of us take modern medical treatment for granted and don't even consider how short a time some of those advances have been a part of our daily lives. As an example (I don't know if it's in the book or not) prior to 1921 if you developed sugar diabetes you had a short life expectancy. A scary thought since many of us (myself included) wouldn't be here without insulin shots.
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I am looking forward to reading this. I find this sort of thing interesting as well, crich. I have a medical condition that was created my modern science (a drug 'allergy' which came about because they tried to hijack a not really used enzyme in the body in order to break down the drug and then realized that some people had a genetic deficiency of this enzyme which would not have affected their lives in any way unless they were either given this drug or bitten by a certain South American tree frog) and I think that as medicine progresses, we will see more such things. They'll solve one problem but create a while different one! Look at the rise in food allergies. People are being exposed to stuff they never would have been exposed to before and their bodies are over-reacting to it.
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I look forward to reading this, too! On this theme I just finished and thoroughly anjoyed another fascinating book, "Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today", by David P. Clark. I got it as a freebie (in fact, a repeat freebie), so it may come back (it is no longer free at amazon UK nor DE, but there is no price on the US site).

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