New Year in Medicine Fights Off Old Demons
Medical problems in 1911 are still with us a century later. In its New Year issue The British medical journal The Lancet looks back 100 years in medical history to put the state of medicine today in sharper focus. In 1911 Lancet editors celebrated advances against rabies, diphtheria and the bubonic plague. They also lamented the slow progress in controlling the spread oftuberculosis, then an often fatal disease. According to the World Health Organization TB remains a major public health problem in 2011 with one-third of the world infected with the microbe. About 1.7 million people died from TB in 2009, and new drug-resistant strains are emerging.
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