In article <50FFF91B.BB0D27F8@btinternet.com>, Frederick Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> David Bernier wrote: > > > > > I heard that a survey of medical doctors showed anaesthesia as > > one of the top advances in medicine, according to > > the doctors ... > > Recently in a UK survey, the safe disposal of human ordure and the > provision of potable water were voted the things most beneficial to > human health that had occurred in the last 200 years. (I may not have > recalled correctly the 200, but something like that.)
I always thought so. That and a public health service with authority.