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The Major Medical Breakthrough

The Major Medical Breakthrough

UIC SPH Professor of Epidemiology S. Jay Olshansky partnered with Allianz Global Investors to create a public health video that discusses the most important medical breakthrough in modern history.  The 4-minute video asks if anesthesia, antibiotics or vaccinations were the medical breakthrough of the last century.  Or was it medical imaging such as x-rays, ultrasounds or CAT scans?  According to Olshansky, it was the discovery and dissemination of basic public health such as sanitation, hand-washing, and refrigeration that helped us understand how to ward off communicable diseases.  See how public health fundamentally changed what it means to be human and how it drastically changed the conditions under which we live! 

To watch the video, click here.

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