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what is the greatest medical advancement in the last 100 years?

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Messerwisser answers:

The invention of penicillin.

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Topaz2308 answers:

Transplantation of organs

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Russel.West answers:

The none invasive MRI scan - able in minutes to pinpoint problems in the human body without surgery - second to ultra sound 3D and 4D imaging capable for example of measuring backflow in the chambers of a neonate's heart - in uterine!!! but that is in my humble opinion.

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tecspec answers:

Anesthesia, penicillin, organ transplants, vaccines, DNA work, the pill, computers.
I don't think it can be listed as just one.

Supplement from 02/16/2009 10:30pm:

and plastic surgery

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