WELCOME TO 21ST CENTURY HEALTH

NEUROLOGICAL ASSOCIATES OF WEST LOS ANGELESbrings you this infographic on the changing face of health since the 1900’s. We treat the full spectrum ofNEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS. To schedule a consultation, please call (310) 829-5968.

 

Ever wonder what life was like 100 years ago?  Taking a look at the quality of people’s health in the 20th century may renew your appreciate for life.  In 1900, the life expectancy for women was 48 and for men it was 46.  Today, women can expect to live to 80 and men to 75.  So what really changed between then and now?  A whole host of things, but we’ve listed some of the biggies.

The development, and administration, of antibiotics began in the 1900s.  90% of children with bacterial meningitis died in the 1900s, but today that’s almost unheard of in the US.  Annually about 150 million antibiotics prescriptions are written in the United States.

Vaccines were another game changer in the health field.  We’ve eradicated (or are close to eradicating) several diseases that killed hundreds of thousands of people in the 1900s.  Among these are Tetanus, Small Pox, Mumps, Measles and Diphtheria.  Infant mortality has decreased 90% due to the Children’s bureau, the introduction of antimicrobial agents and safe blood transfusions, and baby mama are much better off too.  With the proportion of infants born in hospitals moving from 55% to 90% in the 1930s and 940’s, maternal mortality has decreased more than 99% since 1900.

This infographic takes a look at a few ways that health and medicine have improved since the last century.

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