Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Encouraging Health Stuff

No specific point to make here, but the NYT's medicine writer-doctor has a nice roundup of all the progress we've made in the last fifty years since Eisenhower's physician advised Mamie to snuggle with him in bed to keep him warm after his heart attack. (I would think you'd have to be very careful about who you gave advice like that to. "Don't panic, Ms. Jolie; just calm down and do exactly as I say and I promise everything will be fine...")

1 comment:

Interrobang said...

Other things he might have mentioned were the virtual eradication of polio in North America, and its counterpart, the replacement of the iron lung with various kinds of ventilators and respirators...