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Do you know what diseases were prevalent in your area 100 years ago? While we plan our medical kits and training around injuries and wounds, disease may turn out to be the biggest killer. Due to modern sanitation methods, immunization and antibiotics we have not had to face many of the diseases our ancestors did. A little quick research revealed the following.
Measles killed substantial numbers of children under 15 throughout the U.S. in the 19th century
100 years ago, 50% of adults in North America were toothless.
Dengue fever occurred in Hawaii, south Texas and Florida
100 years ago the leading causes of death were 1.…Read More...