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Topic: How to read stackexchange.math ?
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Frederick Williams

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Re: How to read stackexchange.math ?
Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:53 PM
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David Bernier wrote:
>
> On 01/24/2013 09:45 PM, Michael Press wrote:

> > In article<50FFF91B.BB0D27F8@btinternet.com>,
> > Frederick Williams<freddywilliams@btinternet.com> 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.
> >

>
> From an article in The Atlantic:
>
> "In 2007, when the British Medical Journal asked subscribers to name the
> most-significant medical developments since 1840, anesthesia was among
> the top three, along with antibiotics and modern sanitation."
>
> Ref..:
> http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/01/awakening/309188/?single_page=true


Ah yes, 'modern sanitation', that's rather better than 'the safe
disposal of human ordure and the provision of potable water'. Thank
you.

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