Date: Jan 25, 2013 12:57 AM
Author: David Bernier
Subject: Re: How to read stackexchange.math ?

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

David Bernier


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