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Modern Medicine

Discussion: Life without Modern Medicine

How would your life be different without access to the last century of medical innovation? Discuss.

“There are now diseases of which people never dreamt before, and an army of doctors is engaged in finding out their cures, and so hospitals have increased. This is a test of civilization.” — Niall Ferguson

Book Excerpt: Médecins sans Frontières

What are the killer apps?

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