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Technology in Medicine

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Technology in medicine has been evolving for over a fifty decades. It has changed and is still changing the way medicine is being practiced. The pace of how technology has had an impact on medicine differs worldwide. In the third world countries the introduction of technology has been slow compared to first world countries. We cannot deny the prowess of medical technology and how the crucial it is for the people’s health and the society. There are disadvantages and advantages that technology has brought however the advantages seem to override the disadvantages because its positives are magnified.
Since the 18th century technology in medicine has been on the increase. There are a number of medical treatments and equipment that where discovered a long time ago and since them they have been enhanced by modern technology. The stethoscope first discovered by Rene Laennes (1816), Sir Alexander Fleming also discovered the first antibiotic which opened doors to so many other treatments for infections. Furthermore the first effective cancer chemotherapy drug (Nitrogen Mustered) was first discovered by Alfred G .Gilman in 1908. Nowadays there are a number of options offered for cancer. From the above discoveries new and modern medical equipment and treatments have been born, which are being appreciated because they have increased life expectancy. In addition to chemotherapy and radiotherapy a new form of medical equipment that targets only cell cancer without damaging the healthy
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