Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Modern Medicine

My cat bit my left hand on Sunday. It got very swollen and infected and I'm taking many medications to remedy it.

This is a pretty minor setback on the spectrum of health issues. However, I am amazed at how quickly the infection spread.

What does this have to do with family history? Well, imagine if this had happened 150 years ago. No driving myself to the doctor. No infusion of antobiotics. Would I have been able to overcome the infection? Or would this little cat bite have overcome me? I'm glad I don't have to find out.

That reminds me, it's time for another pill.

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