Healthcare has become ever more complex and expensive with too many citizens not always getting the full healthcare they may need. Still we’ve come a long way in the treatment of diseases that once meant certain death and in how we treat disease and illnesses.
Joining host, Dennis McCuistion, to talk about the history of healthcare and the progress we’ve made are medical experts:
- Michael Weisberg, MD: Gastroenterologist, Author: The Hospitalist
- Adam Myers, MD: Chief Medical officer, Texas Health Physicians Group
- Don R. Read, MD: President-Elect, Texas Medical Association
Guests talk about the many healthcare advances we’ve made, of which one of the most important in this century is the treatment of infectious diseases. In the 1900s most deaths were of children under 5 from infectious diseases. Today the antibiotics and vaccines, penicillin and insulin developed in this and last century are hugely influential in eradicating deaths due to infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, small pox, aids and diabetes.
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