Greatest medical advancement in the last 50 years?Watch
Although I'm a bit biased, as im doing a piece of research on them for Welsh Bacc
Are you choosing a medical topic for it then?
last 100 years it;s antibiotics,
last 50 years it's either defibrillation ( ok slightly more than 50 years ago) CT scanning or ' the golden hour' and permissive hypotensive resuscitation
Also, if we include public health advancements as well as technological stuff then the anti-smoking campaigns and disease eradication campaigns (eg smallpox and polio) have probably saved the most lives.
In the last 10 years, maybe the HPV vaccine or genetic testing.
Imaging and minimally invasive surgery. Transplant surgery.
Notice how relatively few people in the world have access to many of these things.
The main thing for me though I think would be the number of drugs available on the market now that decrease the need for surgery.
Peptic ulcers used to be treated through surgery and now we can use cimetidine to relieve symptoms!
Personally the ability for transplantation of organs from either a live donor or not as the case maybe. It saves the lives of 1000's world wide every year!!
However this wouldn't be possible without the huge developments in MRI, CT, blood culturing, antibiotics, anti viral's, anti-emetics, chemotherapy, the list goes on!!
I'm biased but there you go!!
I would say the mapping of the human genome as it opens countless doors
They're all been great. I've got to agree with the poster that said mapping of the human genome though!