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What was the greatest medical advance in history?

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What was the greatest medical advance in history?


5 Responses to “What was the greatest medical advance in history?”


  1. 1
    Rudy Griffin says:

    The discovery and cure of Yellow Fever. For an engrossing story, read The American Plague by Molly Caldwell Crosby, Berkley Books

  2. 2
    Eric Couch says:

    the introduction of sanitary practices during medical procedures.

  3. 3
    Darryl Raby says:

    Germ Theory

  4. 4
    Mike H. says:

    I'm torn between anesthetics for surgery and antibiotic medicines such as Pennecillin.

  5. 5
    philip says:

    Insulin.This has saved my life.



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