February 13th, 2015

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I need to how how good modern medicine has been to you

If it wasn't for modern medical technology, would you currently be dead?

Yes
78(58.2%)
No
43(32.1%)
SEWIWEIC
13(9.7%)

If it wasn't for modern medical technology, would your quality of life be massively worse?

Yes
101(75.9%)
No
28(21.1%)
SEWIWEIC
4(3.0%)


"Modern" in this case being "Anything from the 20th century or later".

And it has to be a direct effect. "Measles epidemics would reduce the population dramatically, and thus make me unhappy" doesn't count - I'm looking for "I had appendicitis, and would have died if it wasn't removed."

The second question is for people who were hit with something (or have a problem/disability) that wouldn't necessarily kill you, but would definitely make life a lot worse if it wasn't for medical tech helping with it.
Made of Love

Things that annoy me #511453

A friend: Posts something that is technical, or on a subject that they, and some of their friends, have specific, deep domain knowledge of.
Someone else: "Speak English! LOL!"

Pisses me off, every single time. If people are having a conversation, and you're not educated enough in the topic to contribute usefully, then either ask useful questions to educate yourself, or keep quiet until a conversation comes along that you _can_ take part in.

Leaping in with "I don't understand complicated things, but still feel that the conversation should be all about me." is annoying, childish, and was mildly funny the first time I encountered it, 30-odd years ago.

Oh God, I'm a grumpy old man.



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