Comparing Medical Treatments in the 1800s and Today In the history of human civilization, no achievement has benefitted humanity more than all the developments in modern medicine. The story of how modern medicine emerged dates back to the 19th century. Accordingly, the following discussion compares and contrasts United States medical treatments in the 1800s with medical treatments today. Vaccines and Treatments of Diseases in the 1800s and Today One of the first and most remarkable medical breakthroughs in the early 19th century was the development of a smallpox vaccine by British scientist Edward Jenner. Although Jenner and other scientists did not fully understand why the smallpox vaccine worked, by the early 1800s in America it was...The end:
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