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To: neverdem
doctors are going to look back

I've made a study of technologies over the last 200 years. And we do have much better medicine today. But we have procedures that are exactly the same as 200 years ago.

I take heart in the fact that germ theory caught on, and most doctors wash their hands before cutting into you.

Knowing how fast electronics have improved, I think I know just how primative our medicine will appear in 30 years.

/johnny

3 posted on 04/18/2012 8:43:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
If obamacare stays, it would be a good idea to review some of those 200-year old methods because the death panels will say that any procedure invented after about 1950 will not be cost-effective.

Why spend tens of thousands of dollars regenerating heart muscle when you can just "give the patient a pill to make her as comfortable as possible?"

4 posted on 04/18/2012 10:10:59 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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