In just one generation

Dead thread
Go away
No one will read
What you have to say.
—Karma Shave

» Even a minor cut or scrape could become life-threatening if the wound got infected.

When my uncle Howard was a teen, he dove into a pond, poked out his eye with a sick, and died from infection, to my mother's everlasting horror.

My oldest brother had polio. My appendix burst. We were utterly cured. Talk about miracles! In just one generation, practically, whole categories of common death were eliminated.

Then came Obamacare....